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Skype for Business (Hybrid/AADConnect) - how does contact list work?

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I was wondering how by default the contact list work for users in Skype for Business O365.
The deployment I'm working on is hybrid. Users are on-premise in AD, and their accounts are sync'd to O365 via Azure AD Connect. They'll sign into Skype for Business then using their usual credentials, since their username is sync'd.
But will their contact list be pre-populated based on their Manager attribute in AD, showing their manager and their direct reports?
If so, then if their manager changes, will their contact lists automatically change?
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Nothing is pre-populated, and the only way you can do this in SfB Online is via 3rd party tools. But you can easily add a DG, which in turn will populate all the individual members.
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I just came across this article.
Would this still apply? Like I said we use AD on-prem:

Per this article: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/What-s-new-in-Skype-for-Business-2016-cece9f93-add1-4d93-9a38-56cc598e5781?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US 

Smart contacts list The first time you use Skype for Business, you'll see that your contacts list already includes your manager and the people on your team, and all are tagged for status updates. That's because Skype for Business checks your company's global address book and picks out those people who share your same manager. Of course, you can make changes to this list by adding and removing contacts, creating groups, and sorting contacts into groups that make sense to you.
Don't want to see status updates from your team? You can untag a contact.
This feature is turned on by default for Office 365 users. On-premises customers will have the feature turned off by default but admins can enable it through an in-band setting.
Smart contacts lists are available to both Skype for Business 15 and Skype for Business 16 clients.
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Oh, didnt know that. I guess it should work then, as long as you have the Manager attribute populated. It should sync to O365 and according to the above, SfB should show populate the team members. Doesnt seem like it will get updated if the manager changes though.
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found answer as evident in the thread
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