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How do I import contacts in Virtual Office?
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How do I import contacts in Virtual Office?


Virtual Office offers industry leading Enterprise Directory integration options. Importing your third-party contacts is simple once the appropriate prerequisites are met.

Virtual Office Desktop (VOD) and Virtual Office Online (VOO) allow importing contacts from multiple sources. This table summarizes the capabilities and requirements for each contact source. Please pay special attention to the User Info Required and Source Requirements for each contact list provider.

Note: At this time, contact integration in Virtual Office Desktop is only available to users who joined 8x8 before October 2017; it can be found in Classic Mode. This feature will be available to new users in an upcoming release.

 Source  IM & Presence Create / Update / Delete Contacts  8x8 Support User Info Required UC Version Source Requirements
 Google  Yes  Yes - Personal only  VOO & VOD 
 Mac & Windows
 Google UN & PW  3.0+
  • Gmail account without 2-Step Verification
 Exchange  No  Yes - Personal only  VOO & VOD 
 Mac & Windows
 Exchange UN, PW & 
 Active Sync URL
  • Exchange Server 2007 or later
  • Office 365 E3 license
 Office 365  No  Yes - Personal only  VOO & VOD 
 Mac & Windows
 Office 365 UN & PW  3.8
  • Office 365 E3 license
Outlook  No  No  VOD Windows only  None  3.8
  • Outlook 2007 or later
Lync  Yes  No  VOD 
 Mac & Windows
 Lync UN & PW  3.8
  • LOCAL Lync 2013 Server with Mobility Service enabled. (Lync Online is not supported.)

Importing Contacts

To import contacts into Virtual Office Desktop or Online

  1. Log in to Virtual Office Desktop or Virtual Office Online.
  2. Go to Settings.
  3. From the left hand menu, click Contacts.
  4. Check the boxes for the contact sources you want to import from. If required, enter login credentials to complete contact sync.
    • Keep in mind the requirements and limitations for each source noted in the table above.
    • Greyed out options have been restricted by the account administrator.
    • Please note that users cannot import both Microsoft Exchange and Outlook contacts.

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