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I've seen other users have their own picture in Outlook 2010. How do I add this to my account? I don't see anything in Options/Settings. I've been able to do this in Lync, but not in Outlook.

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Have a look in File > Options > Contacts –  Tog Nov 5 '12 at 17:37
    
That doesn't work. I checked before ever posting this. Why the downvote? –  WEFX Nov 5 '12 at 20:52
    
I didn't downvote –  Tog Nov 5 '12 at 21:06
    
Thanks. I was asking why to anyone in general, but I realize it's confusing when crammed into a short comment. –  WEFX Nov 5 '12 at 21:10

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Per the TechNet blogs, here is an easy way to add the picture:

To add a picture (if your organization supports it), click on your name in an e-mail addressed to you. This is the fastest way to open your Contact preview. Click Open Contact to display your full contact information. Now double-click the generic picture icon:

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You'll be prompted to locate the picture you want to use. Find something appropriate for work, ideally a recent close up of your face. Then click Save & Close and you're done.

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That doesn't work for me. I think it must be something that an admin has to do at the Exchange/Server level. Thanks anyway for the suggestion. –  WEFX Nov 5 '12 at 21:01
    
I have Outlook 2010, and when I double click my name in an email (single click does nothing) it pops up my contact card. There is no "Open Contact" button or option anywhere. –  trusktr Jul 2 at 23:55
    
This worked for me but I had to get to it from a different route: 1. Go to Contacts view of Outlook 2. Search for my name 3. Double-click my contact card in the search results. This takes me to the "Contact Preview" screen shown in the screenshot above. –  GreenGiant Oct 21 at 20:14
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I ended-up getting this to work by changing my profile pic on our OWA site (accessible at portal.microsoftonline.com) . Then, in Outlook, I synchronized my offline address book and voila.

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I wasn't able to do the double clicking thing described above:

To add a picture (if your organization supports it), click on your name in an e-mail addressed to you. This is the fastest way to open your Contact preview. Click Open Contact to display your full contact information. Now double-click the generic picture icon:

What I did instead was to got to

  1. Contacts (folder below Mail and Calendar folders)
  2. Add myself as a contact.

In the processing of addign myself as a contact, I was able to upload my picture.

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But will your picture show up for everyone else at your company? In other words, if you email John Doe, will he see your picture in his Outlook? –  WEFX Oct 10 '13 at 12:52
    
Tried, does not work. Only works for yourself, which doesn't help much. –  hiphip Dec 17 at 8:26

This depends on exchange version actually. 2007 doesn't have any normal graphical way to add the picture, so it has to be done via powershell. If it's 2010 there's a way to add via GUI. So: Which version of exchange are we talking about?

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They indicated 2010 in the title, the body of the question and tag it as such. –  CharlieRB Nov 5 '12 at 17:55
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exchange 2010 does not = outlook 2010 –  Daniel Agans Nov 5 '12 at 18:03
    
Gotcha. My bad. –  CharlieRB Nov 5 '12 at 18:07
    
I've seen the articles mentioning the PowerShell command, but does that need run on the actual Exchange server, or can I just run it from my client workstation? So far, I've had no such luck from my workstation. Thanks –  WEFX Nov 5 '12 at 21:02
    
yes, it'd need to be run on the exchange server, and with exchange administrator rights. unfortunately that means this is out of reach for a lot of normal users who are on exchange 2007 servers. –  Daniel Agans Nov 5 '12 at 21:06

This is what I did to get this working :

  1. Go to Contacts section in your mailbox (under Calender folder)
  2. Add my own contact in there
  3. Double Click on Generic Pic icon
  4. Uploaded my pic
  5. Click on Save & Close option in the Header
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