We have recently started the deployment of the Microsoft Lync Unified Communications platform, and although the majority of our user base uses Microsoft Windows – us lucky ones use OS X.. In light of that, I have a collection of AppleScripts for doing all manor of things in Lync. Here’s a simple one to change Lync’s presence state and update the ‘personal status message’
This could easily be adjusted to choose any of the other Lync Presence states available in the menu (including custom states). This is handy in Automator Workflows if you know your machine is going to be tied up whilst a task completes.