Presence based on Calendar availability
Presence should be the same as in the Windows S4B client
Busy, in a Meeting, etc.
Clarence Garner commented
Yea this absolutely amazing that it hasn't been coded in the final release considering the previous Lync 2011 had this built-in. The biggest thing for Lync or SFB is presence integration so this should absolutely be added in a future release.
As a consultant whom deals with lots of migrations to Office 365 and customers with Macs, I certainly can't recommend SFB for Mac since the most "important" function/feature is missing.
Adrian Baker commented
Can't understand why this was omitted. Especially as the calendar tab in the client shows my calendar entries. Bonkers!!
Haha, they always tell Jabber etc. is not "integrated". Now talk about this :-)
Michael Grob commented
Please integrate this. People call all the time during meetings. This is such a basic requirement, I can't believe it is not available.
I am stunned that such a basic piece of functionality was left out of the product and is only being considered for a future release. It kind of defeats the purpose of calendar integration.
Kevin Ledgister commented
This is absolutely critical - I keep getting messaged by people when I'm in meetings and it's annoying (and easy to forget) to manually change it back and forth all day long.
This is such a basic feature, why would it not be included, particularly since Lync for Mac does this? Please add.
Disappointing that this is not a standard feature. Lync for Mac had this; why wouldn't its (presumably superior) replacement app?
This is definitely a 'must have'. Skype for Business persistently shows I'm 'Disconnected', regardless what status I select manually or if there is any item in my Outlook calendar. I may even text via Skype with my colleagues, and they still read my status as 'Disconnected'. So not only is the status shown not updating with my Outlook calendar, it is not updated based on Skype activity.
It appears as if
I'm at a loss at how this is even just a "future consideration". It is a requirement for a product called, "Skype for Business".
I believe this should be a fundamental feature rather than a future feature consideration. It is part of every other Skype business client, and was available on Lync for MAC
Kim Martin commented
I agree this is a necessary feature on the Mac version! Half our office has PCs and the other half has Macs, so we need the same functionality as the PC-based version of Skype for Business.