Lync-Specific Features of Enhanced Presence

Microsoft Lync 2010 is a presence-enabled application built on the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 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 enforced by Lync Server 2010 .

For an application developer, understanding enhanced presence in Lync 2010 is important if your presence application interoperates with Lync 2010.

Containers and Categories Used by Microsoft Lync

Provides an overview of how enhanced presence category instances are published by Lync 2010.

Container Semantics Defined and Conformed by Microsoft Lync

Describes the container semantics adopted by Lync 2010.

Presence Category Instances Published or Used by Microsoft Lync

Describes the presence publication rules for Lync 2010.