Presence information is an essential component of the Office 365 Lync offering. When using any Instant Messenger (IM), there are built-in status options that a user can set to broadcast whether they are available for an IM or telephone conversation. Lync 2010 comes with six status options known as Presence information.
Presence information includes:-
Although Lync 2010 Presence displays a user's status, unlike other systems, Presence has a lot of intelligence built in. Here are a few benefits of Presence in Lync 2010.
Automatic Presence Detection Lync 2010 will automatically set your presence based on your Outlook calendar or current activity.
Presence Organisation Lync 2010 will also allow you to group users and colleagues based on their presence information, department and by their relationship to you. This organisation is useful if you need to know information such as...
Custom Presence Information
In addition to using the presence status that comes with Lync 2010, you can create your own presence information or create a personal note to go with your status information. Customised Presence messages and personal notes are extremely useful in helping people to understand your circumstances and when they may be able to chat with you.
Presence information is a useful way for mobile users to quickly find out who is available for a conversation, or when they will be available. The Lync software developer kit also shows programmers how to integrate the Lync 2010 IM capability and Presence information into other applications.