Hierarchical Address Book now available in Office 365 too


Exchange 2013 debuted last year with the ability to configure a Hierarchical Address Book (HAB) for on premises deployments.

As many of our customers are migrating and evaluating the cloud, a consistent user experience between online and on premises deployments is not just a requirement, but an expectation. As such, we are really excited to announce the availability of HAB to Office 365 users, worldwide!   

Now, a tenant administrator for Office 365 is able to configure a HAB using the same commands one would in an on premises deployment.

For more information on how to configure and use a HAB, please refer to Hierarchical Address Books: Exchange 2013 Help‎.

FAQ

We are moving some of our user mailboxes to Office 365 while keeping some in our on premises infrastructure. Are the users able to see the same HAB?

No, we are working to resolve a possible issue of the HAB being out of sync in this hybrid deployment case. A solution will be available in the near future.

Can Outlook Web App (OWA) users use the HAB?

No, browsing the HAB is available for Outlook 2010/2013 only at this time.

Paul Lo

Comments (8)
  1. Anonymous says:

    Hierarchical Address Book now available in Office 365 too
    Thank you!!!!!!

  2. bill says:

    “As many of our customers are on Exchange On-Premises, a consistent user experience between online and on premises deployments is not just a requirement, but an expectation, so we are improving Exchange On-Premises experience…………………..”

  3. Joe says:

    @Bill, Yep :-) I hope MS will invest more on Exchange On-Premises cuz MS has many customers world-wide on Exchange On-Premises and these Custmers will NOT go Public Cloud, many Customers will NOT give their Data to the Vendor (MS in this case).
    So I agree “a consistent user experience between online and on premises deployments is not just a requirement, but an expectation, so we are improving Exchange On-Premises experience”.

  4. thanks for forgive me your so kind , yhaks a lot says:

    Next time will vry carefull dont do this mistske anymore , good for everyone, thank you very much snd hopr ptoduct will active sellers 365

  5. ManU PhiliP says:

    Published an article to show how to create Hierarchical Address Books in Office 365 here: http://exchangeonline.in/hierarchical-address-books-office-365/

  6. zzz says:

    Is the user who is performing the directory synchronization supported?

  7. Neil Ryder says:

    Can Windows 8 phone users see their synched people / contact list in HAB format?

  8. Sakura99 says:

    any hierarchical address books list limit for o365?

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