Office 2013 and later

Gets a string that represents details for the person, such as the first name, last name, and a URL to a profile picture.

HRESULT _stdcall GetDetails([out, retval] BSTR* details);


[out] An XML string value that represents the details for a person.

The returned details XML string must comply with the schema definition for person, as defined in the schema for Outlook Social Connector (OSC) provider extensibility.

The OSC calls GetDetails if the OSC provider supports cached or hybrid synchronization of friends on the social network. When the OSC initially gets friends’ activities for the logged on user, it calls ISocialPerson::GetFriendsAndColleagues, and stores friends’ information in a contacts folder specific to the social network, in the logged on user’s default Outlook store. Subsequently the OSC does not call GetFriendsAndColleagues or GetDetails unless the refresh interval for the cache has expired. For more information about how the OSC caches friends’ information in a contacts folder, see Synchronizing Friends and Activities.