Upload user photos to Office 365 in bulk and manage them from one place
Find out the answers to common questions related to CodeTwo User Photos for Office 365:
Why do I need CodeTwo User Photos for Office 365?
You don't, really.
But it's free and it saves you the hassle of editing photos and making sure all filenames match the pattern you are going to use... And a lot of scripting in PowerShell.
Is CodeTwo User Photos for Office 365 really free?
Yes, CodeTwo User Photos for Office 365 is a freeware program, i.e. it is completely and utterly free.
Are all Office 365 plans supported?
No. Only Office 365 plans with Exchange Online are supported.
How do I install CodeTwo User Photos for Office 365?
First, you install ClickOnce component of the program on your local machine (you need a Windows-based computer that is connected to the Internet to do this).
Next, you will be prompted to provide global admin credentials for your Office 365 tenant. They are required to connect CodeTwo User Photos for Office 365 to your Office 365 organization.
That’s it. Now you can start uploading users’ photos to the Cloud.
Is my Office 365 data safe?
Yes, it is. CodeTwo User Photos for Office 365 does not use your Office 365 data or credentials. The application only obtains an OAuth 2.0 access token from dedicated Azure OAuth servers and uses it to perform its tasks.
Furthermore, the OAuth 2.0 access token is not saved locally on your workstation unless you check the Keep me logged in option when providing your Office 365 credentials.
- Where in Office 365 are the photos stored?
How long does it take for the photos to be visible to users?
In Exchange Online services such as OWA, People, Calendar and Groups, the photos will be visible almost instantly.
If you are adding Office 365 user photos to email signatures, note that they may be updated with a delay of up to 3 hours.
Displaying the photos in other services, such as SharePoint, Skype, OneDrive, etc. may take up to 72 hours. This is caused by specificities of Office 365 architecture and synchronization.
- Do I have to prepare the photos in any way?
Can CodeTwo User Photos for Office 365 upload multiple photos in bulk?
Yes, it can. In fact, this is one of the application's main benefits.
Can I use it to upload photos for individual users?
Yes, you can.
How many photos can I upload per user?
You can upload 1 photo per user.
This is because the application uploads photos to the default photo repository in Exchange Online mailboxes - this repository can store only 1 photo.
In which Office 365 services will the photos be displayed?
The photos will be displayed in all Exchange Online services (OWA, Calendar, People, Planner, etc.), SharePoint Online services, OneDrive and Skype for Business, as well as desktop applications connected to those services.
Are the photos displayed in Office 365 Groups?
Yes, photos uploaded using CodeTwo User Photos for Office 365 are displayed in Office 365 Groups.
Are the photos displayed in Yammer?
No, they aren’t. This is because users' photos stored in Exchange mailboxes are not synced to Yammer.
Are Office 365 hybrids supported?
The application supports selected Office 365 hybrid configurations.
Can non-admin users manage the software?
No, they can’t. To be able to manage photos, global admin credentials need to be provided.
Does CodeTwo User Photos for Office 365 work on Mac OS?
No, it doesn't. The application relies on Microsoft's ClickOnce technology, which works only on Windows-based computers. You can, however, install it on a Windows virtual machine on Mac OS.
Can Office 365 photos be automatically added to email signatures?
Yes, they can.
This is possible if you use an email signature management application such as CodeTwo Email Signatures for Office 365.
Our application lets you design email signature templates for your organization using dynamic fields for a range of users’ Office 365 data, including photos.
Help! What to do if a user photo is not visible in SharePoint Online?
This might happen if user photo synchronization from Exchange Online to SharePoint Online (and associated services) is disabled. To fix this problem, enter the Manage User Profiles section of your SharePoint admin center, as shown in Fig. 1.
Fig. 1. Entering the Edit User Profiles page in SharePoint admin center.
Select your user, enter the Edit User Profile page and check the status of the Picture Exchange Sync State parameter. If you see 0 or the field is empty, change it to 1 (Fig. 2.).
Fig. 2. Modification of the Picture Exchange Sync State parameter.