The Office 365 G3 Suite includes Skype for Business (formerly known as Lync). One of the features of Skype for Business is Presence: the ability to detect another user’s availability. When composing an email, have you noticed the colored squares by the recipient’s name? This indicator represents a person’s presence status:

  • Green - Available
  • Yellow - Away from PC
  • Red - Busy (In a Meeting or Do Not Disturb)
  • Blue - User is not using Skype

If you have Office 365 G3, take a moment to locate your Skype application (Start – All Programs – Microsoft Office 2013) and start it. Once you log in, Skype will start automatically whenever you restart your PC.

Skype for Business also provides Instant Messaging and Web conferencing capability.

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