This morning I was asked to update the Global Address List and Offline Address Book in an Exchange environment.You could wait for Exchange to do it automatically (the default schedule is once a day) but what when you want to force the update to take place right now? Also the Update button seems to have to do something with "Outlook Social Connector" - see the other screenshot I added?Outlook Social Connector is normal - I have it on my contacts as well.
I assume it does this by searching for _ldap._loc SVR records in DNS or it does it via AD CAS Auto Discover foo that Im unaware of. Through this post, I found what looks to be the Offline Address Book .plist file here: /Users/isaachalvorson/Library/Group Containers/UBF8T346G9.I can't find were the Directory data lives (I assume its baked-into a database blob and not a text file or xml .plist). When contact info gets changed in our AD/O365, the Mac Outlook's contact list doesn't update. I tried flushing caches in both:- ~/Library/Containers/com.microsoft. It then re-appeared, but still contains the out of date info! I would think if it cached the GAL, it would download the most recent information.Outlook does not use OS X Directory Services stack Im referring to the Outlook setting located here Outlook While this isn't exactly what you're looking for, this should be a good read for you: have seen that MS Tech Net document, thank you @jonnydford. I'm using Office 365, so I can only show you what I get from that (below).It covers only Outlook 2011 (which may have the same behavior as Outlook 2016, but the data caches certainly live in different locations) I tried to flush caches what I think is the correct location for Outlook 2016: ~/Library/Containers/com.microsoft. Outlook/ However, Im not sure if this where the GAL directory settings live. I expect it's a bit more understandable with an on-prem Exchange server.If you enter that URL in a browser, you should be prompted for your Exchange credentials.