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It provides information about a contact’s availability and helps you decide the best way to communicate with that contact. For example, you see that a co-worker’s status indicator is green in your Contacts list, indicating that she is Available.

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Status that you can set

To change your status, at the bottom of the screen, Tap My Info, tap Status, and then from the Status screen select one of the following presences:

  • Available

  • Busy─can be set by you, or it comes on automatically during a call or a meeting.

  • Do Not Disturb

  • Be Right Back

  • Off Work

  • Appear Away

  • Reset Status

Status that is set automatically

The following presences appear automatically in your status area.

  • Inactive─this means that your computer hasn’t been used or that you have not used Lync on your mobile device for x number of minutes. The default is 5.

  • Away─this means that your status has shown as Inactive for x number of minutes.

  • Offline

  • Unknown

Set a personal note

When you change your Automatic Replies (Out of Office) settings in Microsoft Outlook, the note that you type there will also appear in the personal note area in Lync (the box above the picture area and your name). This note remains in Lync until you cancel the note in Microsoft Outlook or type in a new note.

To set a personal note, do the following:

  1. At the bottom of the screen, tap My Info.

  2. On the My Info screen, in the note area, type any kind of note that you want. The note will appear with your contact card.

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