This gives people more information about what you’re up to. The table below describes each presence status that other people may see for you, what each status means, and which ones you can set yourself.
Tip: The presence statuses are pre-set in Lync, which means you can’t create a custom status, but you can give your contacts more details about where you are or what you’re doing by adding a personal note. Lync sets this status when, according to your Outlook Calendar, if you use Outlook, you have an appointment.
By default, your status is based on your Microsoft Outlook Calendar.
Depending on what privacy relationship a contact has, he or she will see different amounts of presence information about you.
For more information about setting privacy relationships, see Control access to your presence information.
Status updates are also distributed to your network via email when Linked In sends you your weekly “Network Update.” Your latest status update is always displayed on your Linked In profile.
Your status updated is limited to 140 characters – just like Twitter – so keep that in mind, particularly when cutting and pasting information into your status update “window.” Updating your Linked In status is a great way to communicate to your network on a frequent and ongoing basis. An important announcement about you or your company.
(To change these default values, click the Options button , click Status, and then click the arrows next to Show me as Inactive when my status has been idle for this many minutes and Show me as Away when my status has been Inactive for this many minutes.) You can also select this status from the drop-down arrow.