Need recommendations for contact list / Global Address book in Exchange on-line


My organization is currently using Office365 - Exchange online.

Previously, public folders were available to share certain information and  restrict who has access.

I know Public folders are no longer used; what is used instead?

For instance, management would like to have emergency contact information available to a select few, mostly employees in the IT department. Previously, I might have been able to do this with public folders, but there must be a better way to go about this.

Also, In terms of the Exchange Global address book, is it possible to restrict the view of certain fields to specific security groups? (Exchange on-line is synchronized with company AD)

Thanks, in advance,

Mark BudmanAsked:
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Sunil ChauhanLead AdministratorCommented:
you can use SharePoint or the unified groups in office 365. no, you cant restricted the amount of information in the GAL.

though you can create a separate address list still the information cannot be restricted.
AmitIT ArchitectCommented:
Public folder are still in use both on-prem and in O365. However with design change, there are limitation what you can do with PF now. Refer:
Mark BudmanAuthor Commented:
Based on the information provided, what would be the best way to share an emergency contact list (using Exchange) to a select few individuals?

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