Putting a photo ID next to names and contact details in email helps bring staff closer together.
(PRWEB UK) 27 January 2012
Version 2 of Outlook Photos launches today, Exclaimer announces, and will put the same staff photo portraits in Outlook, SharePoint and Microsoft Lync – for free.
‘2.5 million users are connecting through Outlook Photos in some of the largest companies in the world,’ explained Gary Levell, CTO at Exclaimer.
‘Putting a photo ID next to names and contact details in email helps bring staff closer together, and Outlook Photos puts photos in the AD to do just that,' Levell continued.
‘But if users need to go beyond Outlook,' he asserted, 'we have to be there too – and that’s what this upgrade is about.’
Outlook Photos can batch-import an entire organization’s photos to the Active Directory – where Outlook needs them – and automatically match them to staff profiles, Exclaimer explains.
But now it can match photos using any AD field, not just name, and can add all common image types to any Active Directory photo field – for total integration with SharePoint, Lync and others.
Exclaimer says the upgrade was about raising Outlook Photos to the next level, enhancing the whole experience and responding to users’ requests – but still for free.
Version 2 of the Outlook Photos UI now has smarter searching and sorting, displays everyone that still needs a photo and more.
Though they’re promoting its new integration with SharePoint, Exclaimer points out that any software displaying AD-based photos can benefit – Exchange signature software, Outlook signature software and more.
Andrew Millington, Exclaimer CEO, explained, ‘In 12 years, we’ve made a name that 37 million users trust – by developing products that earn it.
‘Outlook Photos is a free product but it still gets the same attention and care we give to all our software: solid structure, simple interface, powerful features, ' Millington continued.
‘Version 2 of Outlook Photos is just the beginning of what we’re giving our users in 2012 – and we’re even more excited about what’s next.’