Let People Know Your Presence Status with Lync Online
Foster collaboration in your organization by giving your co-workers an at-a-glance status of your whereabouts and availability with Lync Online. Share what you’re up to by entering text in the Personal Note section. You can enter text and hyperlinks in this section and your entries are displayed in the Activity Feeds, which provide real-time status of shared information within your organization.
Lync automatically displays your presence status based on your activity or Outlook calendar.
You can also manually update your status by selecting one of the following options from the Presence Status drop-down menu:
Available (green): Online and can be contacted
Busy (red): In a call or a meeting
Do Not Disturb (maroon with a white bar in the middle): Filter conversation alerts only from Workgroup contacts
Be Right Back (yellow): Stepping away from computer for a few moments
Off Work (yellow): Not at work, can’t be contacted
Appear Away (yellow): Displays when computer is idle
Out of Office (light gray with an asterisk at the bottom): On vacation or at work but not in the office
Offline (light gray): Not signed in to Lync 2010
Your location displays information based on the network to which you are connected. Make your location meaningful by giving it a more descriptive name (Home, Office, or Work). You can create a custom location simply by typing into the Location bar and pressing Enter.