Visual representations of other people's availability, called online presence or status, permit you to instantly know if a person is online and available for a real-time conversation.Functionality varies among the instant messaging clients, including text chatting, audio and video conferencing, file sharing, and remote assistance collaboration by allowing others to temporarily take control of your computer.
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These indicators appear for anyone in your Outlook contacts who has an instant messaging address in the IM address text box.
Available Busy Do not disturb Away When you open a message in Outlook 2016 or 2013, or when it appears in the Reading Pane, the online status of a contact is shown: A visual representation of your contacts' availability, known as online presence or status, indicates if a person is online and available for a real-time conversation.
Available Busy Away When you open a message in Outlook 2010, or when it appears in the Reading Pane, the online status of a contact is shown: Lync can also be connected to an organization's phone system, letting you get on-screen alerts of incoming calls and reroute calls to another phone.
When you are on the phone, your online status can automatically be changed to alert others that you are not available.