Outlook Columns "First Name" & "Last Name"

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Wiljon

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Outlook 2010 64 bit
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Hi all,

We are running Exchange 2010 and Outlook 2010 and we want to add two columns to the view in Outlook, one column for the users "First Name" and the other for the users "Last Name" only. We do not want their full name ('From' field) which is by default a column in Outlook.

Under 'View Settings' -> 'Columns' I do see the option for each of these fields under 'Contacts' but that does not pull in the first and last name from the GAL or Active Directory. I realize this appears to be intended for contacts only but is the functionality I am looking for. Does anyone know a way to do this?

Thanks!
 

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The problem is Email doesn't know first and last names, it knows display names. You'd need to do a look up in contacts or the gal or use a macro to parse the display name. Once you get that, writing it to a field is easy. Unfortunately, I don't have any code samples to do the look up.
 
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