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Advocate II

Copy an entire Outlook Contact

Dear Community, dear Development Team at Microsoft


We want to organise our contacts in a single contact folder that contains all business-relevant contacts. This folder should then be shared with all employees such that the contacts are available on all employees' phones and in their Teams contact lists. Unforuntately, phones and Teams contact lists only synchronise with an employee's personal contact folder, not with other folders that have been shared with them. Hence, it seems that the only solution to our problem is to make sure that personal contact folders are regularly synchronised with the central contact folder.


Power Automate may seem to be perfect for this job, but the current actions that allow one to update or create contacts are simply not adequate. These actions only allow one to copy some contact information, but not all. On a side-note, they are not very nice to work with.


We need an action which allows one to simply copy an entire contact from one Outlook or sharepoint folder and paste it in another Outlook or sharepoint folder. Manually this is very easy: simply drag and drop the contact. If this were available, we could easily make a reliable centralised contact system. It would save some of our employees huge amounts of time and would improve the quality of the contact information. I therefore hope that such an action is in development and will soon be available.


I am open to different solutions, but this seems to be the first-best one. Does anyone know or use a different solution?


Also, does anyone know whether this is the right platform to appeal to Microsoft's Development Team for this action?


Kind regards




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