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Microsoft® Lync Server 2010 Unleashed by Tom Pacyk, Andrew Abbate, Alex Lewis

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Extensible Presence

The built-in presence states provide an excellent array of options for users, but the Lync Server platform is extensible, and businesses can build on these choices using custom presence states. These custom presence states enable the user to select one of the standard presence classes and colors, but to customize the text displayed with the status. Although a subscriber might still see a green icon synonymous with availability, the user’s presence can read Catching Up On E-mail, which gives subscribers an additional piece of information to consider before initiating a conversation.

Some applications use the extensibility features to provide more information about an endpoint’s capabilities. Mobile clients generally append ...

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