Office communicator 2016 status not updating

For example, I use Outlook’s Calendar to remind me to put in my weekly report (recurring reminder every Thursday), turn on my ‘Out of Office’ notifications (recurring reminder late every Thursday), jot down which documents are due to me on what dates (ad hoc reminders), etc. Sure, I could use Outlook’s Tasks function for my reminders instead, but Tasks doesn’t offer me the very visual ‘at a glance’ view of my week or month that the Calendar function does.

Those settings weren’t what I wanted anyway — it was the Busy status that was annoying me as it would report me as Busy/in a meeting when I wasn’t (in a meeting, that is). It seems that Lync is intimately linked with Outlook/Exchange Server, and if you have an appointment scheduled in your Outlook Calendar, Lync will pick that up and change your status to Busy or Busy — in a meeting for that time.

If the appointment is as a result of a meeting request, you’ll show as Busy — in a meeting; if it’s just a reminder, your status will show as Currently busy, free at .

The fix is fairly easy: delete Communicator's contact database from the affected user's computer and wait for the updated version to be downloaded.

When I hover over an address on an email message, the Outlook 2007/OCS 2007 R2 integration displays incorrect user contact information.

Unfortunately, you seem to have to set this one reminder at a time — I couldn’t see any Outlook settings where I could change the default for this.

Here’s Peter’s solution: When you set any appointment, Outlook automatically sets your status for that appointment as Busy — this is what Lync picks up and displays.

If you are an administrator ready to deploy Office 2013, you can make the above change also via Group Policies.

In this case, you’ll need to load the Lync Policy Template which is included in the Office 2013 Administrative Templates.

In this particular case, popup shows previous title of the user. Background: By default, every morning at approximately AM, the new address book is updated and at some random time within the first hour of logging into the workstation the next day, the updates from the day before are downloaded in the compact delta file.

However, there are 2 AD attributes that are not included in the compact delta file: office and title.

I’d already gone into the Lync settings (Tools Options) and tried to change my Status settings for the Inactive and Away statuses (the only ones you can change).