Application extension of Enhanced Presence categories

Lync 2013

Last modified: August 16, 2013

Applies to: Lync 2013 | Lync Server 2013

Application extensions of enhanced presence categories are made by the application developer who uses an enhanced presence category schema designed by others. They are used support application-specific extensions to an existing enhanced presence category.

The application extension is contained in the optional extension element element. An application can choose to add any elements of any namespace to this extension element.

For example, an application might want to extend the state[@type='userState'] element category instance value element by adding some GPS location information. It can do so by specifying the added information in an extension element.

<state xmlns:xsi="" 
    <activity token="in-a-meeting">
       <custom LCID="1033">Some activity</custom>
    <ct:extension xmlns:ct="">
        <xt:GPSLocation xmlns:xt="some-ns" latitude="47.640071" longitude="122.129598">
           <xt:address>1 Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052-6399, USA</xt:address>

Unless the extension is handled by other applications, the application extension of an existing enhanced category instance is ignored by the other applications.