Employee Directory 365 does live searches from Microsoft 365’s user database and displays information within the app at the back end, Employee Directory 365 leverages Microsoft 365’s database to provide you with live information about employees. There are two different sources where user information is stored, and Employee Directory 365 can use any one of them. One of the data sources is called SharePoint profiles where detailed information about a user is stored and another data source is Azure Active Directory where the user’s email id, free busy information, and other active directory related attributes are stored. We use Microsoft’s graph API to pull information from Azure Active Directory and Rest API to pull information SharePoint profiles.
There are certain benefits and limitations on both date sources as some of the information, which is available in the SharePoint profile, is not available in Azure Active Directory and vice versa. Please feel free to connect with our presales team to let you know which data source would be a right fit for you. Also, you can visit advanced settings within the app to configure your choice of data source and find more info about features within the app.