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With Skype for Business, you can use existing distribution groups from the O365 Global Address list to organize your contacts instead of adding team or unit members individually.
If you would like to request the creation of a distribution group for your unit, please click here for instructions.
When you add a distribution group from the University Global Address List to your Skype for Business Contacts list, each contact in the group is granted the Colleagues access level by default. This allows them to see your availability, contact information from the GAL.
Distribution Groups are managed groups that are automatically updated on your Skype for Business client if the Manager of the group removes or adds a new contact. Please note that there is currently a delay of 1 hour before changes made appears on your client.