You can import your local address book into a Public Contacts folder, which can be accessed and used like the address book from any Outlook client.

If you do not have any public folders, create one in CONTROL PANEL and grant yourself Publishing Editor access to the folder so you can change items inside. Then, in Outlook, open the new public folder, and create a new folder inside it. Specify that you want this folder to contain Contact items.

Read one of the following Knowledge Base articles for more information: How to create and manage Shared Contacts in Public Folders on Exchange

The next step is to import your address book:

  1. From the File menu,
    • in Outlook 2010: navigate to Open > Import
    • in Outlook 2013/2016/2019: navigate to Open & Export > Import/Export
  2. Select Import from another program or file.
  3. Select to import from:
    • in Outlook 2010: Personal Address Book.
    • in Outlook 2013/2016/2019: Comma Separated Values.
  4. In the Import a File box, browse to a .CSV contacts file, double-click to select it, and choose how you want Outlook to handle duplicate contacts.
  5. In the Select a destination folder box, choose the new public folder containing contact items and click Next.
  6. On the final screen, you can choose to rearrange the fields that you imported using the Map custom fields button.

To access the contacts, open the new Public Contacts folder and right-click on a contact listing to create a new message, or perform other actions.