Wednesday, September 07, 2011 12:56 PMHow to see recent contacts in Lync, we have similar option in OCS but i can't see in Lync.
Friday, September 09, 2011 3:22 AMModerator
Yes, but the “Frequent Contacts” has replaced “Recent Contacts” as the first group in the contact list. Please refer to The new and improved Contact List for details.
Tuesday, December 06, 2011 6:04 PM
The "Frequent Contacts" group is not the same as the "Recent Contacts" group and an insufficient replacement. With the Recent group you could look and see who tried to contact you or a phone number of a call you took but did not have the phone number of..
The Frequent group gives you a list of people you have already communicated with on several occasions. This is nowhere near the same information and totally not helpful for adding new contacts from past conversations.
Monday, January 23, 2012 2:58 PM
We have similar problem in our environment. When a session with new contact end, this is not listed in the "frequent Contacts", users looses the ability to call the new contact without checking this in the conversation history.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 3:21 AMwe have the same kind of problem , recent contact is difference from frequent Contacts.
Thursday, April 12, 2012 5:20 PM
I also agree with Krishna. I was forced to update to Lync during a corporate upgrade, and I really wish I could go back to Office Communicator. As mentioned hear, 'frequent contacts' is really not the same as 'recent contacts'. With recent contacts, if I ever contacted somebody or someone contacted me, there name would remain in that list for at least a few weeks, and after that period if I hadn't contacted them again, it would eventually go away.
Frequent contacts definitely is not providing this, and it is disappointing. A simple patch could fix this, please Lync team, look to add this functionality to Lync, and you will make me a believer! Something so basic and easy shouldn't me asking too much. If someone doesn't like it, they can hide or delete the group, but those who need it, will be very happy.
Thanks for your consideration, and please help!
Friday, May 25, 2012 3:38 PM
I agree, the recent contacts was one of the most useful attributes of OC, this new "frequent contacts" feature does not pass muster......might have to go back to OC....
Thursday, August 02, 2012 2:31 PMI keep asking myself who is the "genius" behind this decision to replace recent contacts with frequent contacts? Did that person ever tried this so called "improvement"?
Friday, August 03, 2012 9:03 AMfrequent contacts is not the same as recent contacts. It would be better if we have recent contacts again.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012 8:35 AM
The Lync Team Blog wrote
Hope that helps, Regards!
Friday, August 17, 2012 8:20 AMSorry but when I check the “conversations environment”, I see ONLY the converstations I saved in Outlook. It's a pity if this functionality is no more availlable in Lync.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012 1:50 PM
No, this does not help. It is not the same functinoality; if you think it is, please show how it is.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 4:46 PMHow can we turn in requests like this to the developer. I need 'Recent Contacts' back also
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 5:09 PM
With 'recent contacts' if I ever contacted someone, or if somone contacted me, their name would remain in that list for at least a few weeks. And after that period, if I hadn't contacted them again, it would eventually go away. The new 'Frequent Contacts' does not work the same way.
Frequent Contacts is not of that much use to me, and I used 'Recent Contacts' often.
Can the developers bring it back? Please advise.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 6:45 PM
Regarding Lync's Conversation Environment replacing Communicator's 'Recent Contacts' functionality,
this is not true. The conversations disappear as soon as the conversation is over in the Lync conversation environment. It does not work the same as 'Recent Contacts'
With MS Communicator 'Recent Contacts' if I ever contacted someone or someone contacted me, their name would remain in 'Recent Contacts' list for at least a few weeks. And after that period, if I hadn't contacted them, it would eventually disappear from the list.
- Edited by smcirish Thursday, January 24, 2013 7:06 PM
Friday, February 08, 2013 2:17 PM
I'll continue this thread by voting YES to bring back Recent Contacts, as it is NOT THE SAME AS Frequent Contacts. Many times I have been contacted by people who do not contact me frequently, and so they are not listed in Frequent Contacts. Sometimes I am in a conversation and accidentally hit ESC and it closes the conversation, with no easy quick way to re-open it. I used to go to Recent Contacts and they would be at the top, and I would open another message window quickly.
Friday, February 08, 2013 6:48 PM
Link to vote above.