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Microsoft® Lync® Server 2013 Unleashed Second Edition by Randy Wintle, Alex Lewis, David Ross, Tom Pacyk

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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 customizes 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 Email,” 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 a ...

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