We are in a hybrid mode where half of our users are on office 365 and the other half is on the local 2010 exchange
For users on outlook 2013 and office 365, it does not default to the global catalog list. It goes to the offline global catalog list. Manually selecting global catalog list produces an error that says "you must be connected to the server/online". However the users are signed and users are sending/receiving emails with no problems.
Only way to connect to the global catalog list is to delete all the files in the offline address book folder. Restart outlook and then the user can manually switch over to the global catalog list.
Is there a way to have all the office 365 users connect to the global catalog list by default via group policy and not the offline global catalog list?