For those who tried Lync Server 2010 the changes in the client you may have notice the huge differences between the new version and the old one. The Lync Server team blogged about the new contact list.
The contact list is one of the most important components of the Lync experience. In the latest version of Lync, we have made a bunch of enhancements to the contact list to help you stay connected your contacts. One of the first things you’ll notice after installing Microsoft Lync is the photos in the contact list! Photo is one of the many things we added to the contact list to improve the contacts experience. In this blog article, I’m going to touch on a few things including tips on how to customize the contact list to help you get the most out of your Lync experience.
Read more at source: http://communicatorteam.com/archive/2010/11/19/2031.aspx