Lync-specific features of Enhanced Presence

Lync 2013

Learn about the enhanced presence features in Microsoft Lync 2013.

Last modified: August 16, 2013

Applies to: Lync 2013 | Lync Server 2013

Lync 2013 is a presence-enabled application that is built on the Microsoft Lync Server 2013 enhanced presence platform. It defines and uses the unified communications enhanced presence schemas for the presence states, communication capabilities, contact information, calendar data, and user settings. It also defines the container semantics for remote access and the rules of publication for remote presence watchers. In addition, it follows the local container semantics that are enforced by Lync Server 2013.

For an application developer, understanding enhanced presence in Lync 2013 is important if your presence application interoperates with Lync 2013.

Containers and categories used by Lync

Provides an overview of how enhanced presence category instances are published by Lync 2013.

Container semantics defined and conformed by Lync

Describes the container semantics that are adopted by Lync 2013.

Presence category instances published or used by Lync

Describes the presence publication rules for Lync 2013.