We've just installed a new Lync 2010 server and are now experimenting with what we can do. One glaring problem is that users expect to be able to see a list of people they can communicate with as in Outlook...pick them from a master list (similar to the Exchange GAL).
I've yet to find this feature. In fact, various posts seem to indicate that everyone just has to create their own contact list. YOU'VE GOT TO BE KIDDING! I can just see me telling upper management "Oh...you'll have to spend a couple of hours manually inserting the people you want into your list". Yeah...right!
I've seen the handful of scripts that people have cobbled together to attempt an approach...this would seem to be something that would have to run periodically. I don't see how that would cover a dynamically changing Active Directory environment.
Is there really no "logical linking" to the AD user population that the Lync Client can *see*?