We have a hybrid deployment with users using Exchange on premise and Sharepoint Online without Exchange Online. When you try to synchronize a picture to Sharepoint Online from on premise AD, the usual way is AD->online AD->Sharepoint Online
From what I have researched it is not possible to do synchronize the photos between AD and SPO without EXO: http://community.office365.com/en-us/f/148/t/193311.aspx
What I have tried:
- Set-userphoto cmdlet is not available in Sharepoint Online Management Shell.
- Accessing profile properties using CSOM gives me the link to the profile picture but not a way to upload it
- In what way I can upload 580 profile pictures from my AD to SPO if I don't have EXO license?
- What is the behaviour of such pictures later on? Are there any issues with SPO trying to overwrite the uploaded photos from non-existent online AD?