Custom presence states in Skype for Business

custpresenceI love custom presence states. Being able to tell my peers what exactly I am doing is something I find valuable. You can be busy in so many ways, during workshops being available for short chats, but not phone calls. During Pomodoro sprints where I want to be unavailable, but tell everyone that I am focusing so please don’t call me.

I wanted to set this in my Skype for Business installed through Office 2016. Turns out that the registry settings has changed and the new path is

HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Lync

I have updated my script at Technet Gallery to set custom presence state registry settings for Office 2013 and Office 2016.

Get the updated version here

3 thoughts on “Custom presence states in Skype for Business

    • Yes I am also thankful. Very good hints and ideas. I updated regedit and it worked very fine for Office 365 and Skype for business 2016

  1. Thank you, very helpful. I modify myself in regedit, and had great usage on what you wrote you your codes. It works very fine for Office 365 and Skye for Business 2016. Thank you again

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