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Lync 2010 Office 365: Do you have to manually add contacts?

Last Modified: 2012-05-12
I am deploying a trial of Lync 2010 for 25 users for 30 days.  And I have me and one other person testing it and I had to manually add this person.  And I am deploying it so that they can like it and I can get the approval to deploy it throughout the organization.  

So if I integrate it with AD then people will just be able to go into their contacts or a message or whatever and say send this person a message and see the status but if I continue to go with the public IM version of jdoe@domain.onmicrosoft.com I will have to manually add all 25 contact for each of the 25 test users?  

And if that is so I would rather integrate it into active directory but then do I need a server to do that even if its office 365?  Just trying to find out the best way to deploy this for the trial.  
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