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Contact Collections are a CiraSync-specific functionality. For contact sync, Contact Collections can be used as a source or target. This provides flexibility to add or remove users or contacts using an existing group in the Global Address List. The following procedure shows how to create CiraSync Contact Collections.



  1. Log in to the CiraSync Enterprise Edition dashboard.
  2. Click the + in the Contact Collections pane. (See figure below.)

You will be taken to the Contact Collection dashboard. (See figure below.)

  1. Click the Pen icon.
  2. Name the collection.
  3. Add users to the Contact Collection.  
    NOTE: Users can be added individually to the collection or en masse by adding a user group as a user of the collection. Furthermore, if you do not have many users that need to be synced, you can also add All Mailboxes to the Collection, expand the collection, and then manually exclude undesired user mailboxes. In this example, a user group will be used to create the Contact Collection. (See figure below.)
  4. Click SAVE in the top-right corner of the dashboard once all desired users have been added to the collection.


Contact Collections can also be created from an Office 365 Dynamic Distribution Group on a singular Azure Active Directory Subscription. Learn how to use Dynamic Distribution Groups to create Contact Collections with Creating Contact Collections from Office 365 Dynamic Distribution Groups.