Getting Started

Signing In
How to Change Your Status
What does your presence state mean?
How to Set Your Location
How to Add a Note

Signing In

If you’re already logged on to your organization’s network, signing in is as easy as starting Microsoft® Lync™ 2010.

  1. On the Start menu, click All Programs, click Microsoft Lync,and then click Microsoft Lync 2010.
  2. Click your presence status if you want to change it, or click Reset Status to let Lync 2010 set your status automatically based on your activity or Microsoft® Outlook calendar.
    lync presence status
  3. Set a location to let people know where you are today.
  4. Let them know what you’re up to by clicking What’s happening today? and typing a note.

 


 

How to Change Your Status

*There are no spoken directions in this video.

  

What does your presence state mean?

presence is greenAvailable You are online and available for contact.
presence is redBusy

You are in a Lync phone call or, according to your Outlook calendar, you are in a meeting.

presence is red with a white line Do not disturb You don't want to be disturbed and will see conversation alerts only if they are sent by your Workgroup contacts.
presence is yellowBe right back You are away briefly and will return shortly.
presence is yellowAway Your computer has been idle (for 15 minutes, by default).
presence is yellowOff Work You are not working and are not available to contact.
presence is greyOffline You are not signed in. If you have blocked individuals from seeing your presence, you'll always appear offline to them.

 


 

How to Set Your Location

*There are no spoken directions in this video.

 

You can personalize your contact and presence information. For example, you can add your mobile phone number and make it available only to close contacts.

  1. In the Lync main window, click the Options button, and then click Phones.
    location of option button
  2. Click the button for the phone number, and then click OK.
  3. Select the Include in my contact card check box, and then click OK.
  4. To let certain people see your personal numbers: in your Contacts list, right-click the contact’s name, click Change Privacy Relationship, and then click Friends and Family.
privacy relationship

 

How to Add a Note

*There are no spoken directions in this video.