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Introduction to Office Communicator 2007

Communicator 2007 showing availability and current location

Select your presence attributes in Communicator 2007.

You can show your contacts how to reach you, when to reach you, where you are, what you are doing, what you are scheduled to do, and anything else you want to tell them. Communicator 2007 tracks your availability by your computer activity, your Outlook calendar, and your user settings.

To set your presence attributes, sign in to Communicator if necessary, and then click the colored circle to the left of your name. A menu opens where you can:

  • Choose the presence that describes your availability.
  • Choose a location that describes your whereabouts.
  • Open the Options dialog box to choose which information about your computer activity and Outlook you want Communicator to display.

You can also add a personal note to give more precise information. If you have to leave your office unexpectedly, you can choose Be Right Back and then say how long you'll be gone. The Type a note box is right under your name. Just click it and type.

It takes only a couple of seconds to keep your information up-to-the-minute. That's a good habit to get into.

See the Quick Reference Card for a table of all presence attributes available in Communicator 2007.

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