Set preferences for your presence information

You can set preferences in Lync for Mac that will automatically show status information based on your schedule in the Outlook for Mac 2011 calendar. For example, if you are in a meeting, your status information in Lync changes to In a meeting. Also, when you set your Out of Office information in Outlook, the status in Lync displays your Out of Office message.

  1. On the Lync menu, click Preferences.

  2. On the Account  Lync Preferences, Account icon  tab, do any of the following:

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Show your account as "away" to your contacts after a period of inactivity

Under Account Settings, select the Show me as away when I am inactive for this many minutes check box, and select the number of minutes.

Display presence information to your contacts based on your Exchange client calendar information

Under Microsoft Exchange and Outlook Settings, select the Use Microsoft Exchange for managing personal information check box and then select the Update my presence based on calendar information check box.

Display Out of Office information to your contacts

Under Microsoft Exchange and Outlook Settings, select the Use Microsoft Exchange for managing personal information check box and the Update my presence based on calendar information check box, and then select the Display my Out of Office information to my contacts check box.

  1. Note: If you disable the Exchange client as your Personal Information Manager, this might affect the functionality of other Lync features.

See also

Online status options in Lync

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