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Copying contacts from SQL to Outlook contacts

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I don't think there is but is there a way to copy Contacts in a SQL 2008 R2 database to a Manager's Outlook 2010 Contacts "automatically"?

I tried explaining that we have always done it manually but he wants a real-time/automatic way to update without any human intervention. We are talking over 8000 contacts.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
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you can always run your contact query in SSMS export that out to a CSV file and then import
it into Outlook :)

here are the instructions for that
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook-help/import-contacts-from-an-excel-spreadsheet-HA102919779.aspx


now if you were looking for an automatic procedure to do that
you could always schedule the query/export  as a SQL job and create a custom application to open outlook and import the contacts at night  but that will take a lot more work
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Okay, thank you for that information plus. We are also looking into this. I am not sure how good it it:
http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/windowsdesktop/Synchronize-Outlook-03c22879
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that is the 2nd answer that I suggested
IE a custom application to import contacts..
Luckily the MS board has one out there for you :)
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