ASD's Blueprint for Secure Cloud

Address Book

This section describes the design decisions associated with Exchange Online for system(s) built using ASD's Blueprint for Secure Cloud.

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The Outlook Address Lists, Global Address List (GAL), and Offline Address Book (OAB) are collections of mail-enabled objects. They are leveraged for recipient lookup operations (i.e. When a user leverages either the Address book or Check names tools in Outlook). The types of mail-enabled object collections are as follows:

  • GAL – The GAL is automatically created by Exchange and lists all mail-enabled objects. (The GAL is available by default to all users).
  • OAB – The OAB is an offline version of the GAL leveraged by clients in Cached Mode.
  • Outlook Address List - An Outlook Address List is a subset of the mail-enabled objects. By default, a number of Address Lists are created, however, additional Address Lists can be created as required.

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