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Get user information From Outlook/Lync

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  • Hello,

    I want to be able to access user information from Active directory, LDAP, or (preferrably) Lync or outlook to grab user information. In lync I am able to see a profile picture, email and other user information that I want to be able to access in my app.

    Not sure if the AD is accessible through windows 8 app so I thought LDAP would be a good option but not sure how to go about that. But outlook or lync are definitely my top pick if there is an API or library I can use to grab that information from the user.

    Any examples on how to go about any of this would be great.

    Thursday, April 3, 2014 3:51 AM

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  • Your app cannot talk directly to other apps on the system so you'd need to get this information from the server. I'm not aware of any client-side libraries for these that you can use, but if they provide web API then you can call those.

    It looks like you've already done so, but check with the forums for these technologies for information about their web API.

    --Rob

    Thursday, April 3, 2014 5:25 AM
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