Custom presence states in Skype for Business

custpresenceUpdate: Check out the Pomodoro Windows App that makes it easier to set custom presence states

I 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


I have updated my script at Technet Gallery to set custom presence state registry settings for Office 2013 and Office 2016. Check out my latest blogpost on how to use it here

Get the updated version here