Online status options in Lync

The following table shows options for broadcasting your availability to other contacts and for controlling interruptions. Online status is also known as "presence."

Status Icon Description Notes
Available Lync available icon You are online and can participate in conversations.  

Busy

In a Conference

In a Call

Lync busy icon You are online but might be unable to communicate. You can send and receive messages.

Appear Away

Be Right Back

Off Work

Lync away icon You are online but might be unable to communicate. You can send and receive messages.
Do Not Disturb Lync do not disturb icon You are online, but contacts that send you a message receive an alert saying that the message was not delivered.

If you do not want to receive messages, you can set the preference for Do not Disturb.

From the Lync menu, click Preferences. In the Alerts tab, click the Do not display alerts when my status is Do Not Disturb check box.

Offline Lync offline icon You have signed out of your account.  
Out of Office Out of office You are displaying Out of Office information to your contacts.  

 Note   Presence Unknown - This status might appear for contacts who are either not logged on or are not using Lync as their instant messaging program.

See also

Sign in to or out of Lync

 
 
Applies to:
Lync for Mac 2011