Set your status

Your presence information includes availability status such as Available or Away, and is also indicated by a color-coded presence indicator such as green, yellow, or red.

When you’re using Skype for Business (Lync) on a mobile device and others look you up, it will say Mobile next to your availability status, which is next to your name. This means you’re on a mobile device.

Statuses you can set

To change your status, from the my info screen, tap your current status, and then from the SET YOUR STATUS screen, select one of the following presence statuses:

  • Available

  • Busy

  • Do Not Disturb

  • Be Right Back

  • Off Work

  • Appear Away

  • Reset Status

  • Sign Out: This will sign you out.

Statuses that are set automatically

The following appear automatically in your status area.

  • Inactive: Your computer hasn’t been used or you haven’t used Skype for Business (Lync) on your mobile device for 5 minutes or more.

  • Offline

Once you’re signed in, you remain signed in as long as there is connectivity. If you’re not actively using the app on your mobile device or Skype for Business (Lync) on your computer, your status shows as Inactive. If you have connectivity but haven’t used the app for 10 days, you’re signed out.

Set a personal note

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

To set a personal note, do this:

  • From the my info screen, in the note area, type any kind of note you want. The note appears with your contact card.

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