Lync Custom Status

Lync (formally Skype for Business) Custom Status App 2014

 

Description

Lync Custom Status (LCS) is a ‘power user’ add-on to Microsoft Lync which also works seamlessly with the Skype for Business client, built on the back of the need of expanding Lync’s already powerful tool set. LCS uses built-in Microsoft API’s to make judgement calls on Lync event as and when they happen.

Unlike other applications, which simply provide an easy to use interface to modify your client status, LCS uses powerful logic to redirect calls or to allow calls and IM’s from your chosen contacts. Using LCS you can take complete control over your DND settings, allowing calls from project managers or families through – whilst preventing general call traffic.

LCS also gives you the ability to send ‘canned responses’ to IM’s you receive whilst in your custom states.

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Lync Custom Status

Features

LCS adds a collection of features to the default Lync feature set:

  • Lync\Skype for Business Custom Status – This application eases the pain of creating 4 custom status options for the Microsoft Lync Client. Rather then just telling your contacts you are away or busy, you can now give them more insight into what you are on with.
  • Linked Personal Notes – Now when you switch to a status, a predefined personal note will also apply
  • Linked Locations – Now when you switch to a status, a predefined location will also apply
  • Automated(Canned) Responses – Upon selecting a custom status, the application is capable of intercepting conversation requests and replying (automatically) with your predefined response.
    • Exception Lists – Sometimes you don’t want your automated responses going to every contact in your list, the application works with a list of predefined addresses which it won’t respond to.
    • Frequency of response – Much like Microsoft Outlook, you can prevent (if you want) the recipient receiving multiple copies of your ‘canned’ response in a 24 hour period. Alternatively, you can set the lync custom status app to reply every time.
  • Call handling – Upon selecting a custom status, the application is capable of intercepting voice call requests and handling them  (automatically) with your predefined response.
    • Reject Call – The lync custom status app is now capable of automatically rejecting calls, sending them to voice mail if set up.
    • Call Forward -Theappisnowcapable of automatically forwarding incoming calls to your defined recipient.
      • On both counts it’s still possible to honour the exception list, allowing calls from your predefined contacts from bypassing the rules and passing through.
  • Tools -Theapplicationalsocontains a tool set for some often required ‘tweaks’/file manipulations to resolve some of the niggleswecomeacrossinourLync environment.
    • Lync Cache Cleaning -Lync caches information locally to aid with performance, this canoftencausedelayswheninformationis updated on other clients or centrally.
      • Photo Cache Cleaning – The application enables the end-user to ‘point and click’ clear down the Lync Client photo cache. Very useful when diagnosing photo synchronisation issues.
      • Contact Cache Cleaning – The application enables the end-user to ‘point and click’ clear down the Lync Client Contact cache cleaning. This saves having to remove all the users login information, but often helps clear spurious contact list issues. Such as people’s status’ being listed incorrectly.
    • Appear Offline – The application gives the end-user the ability to enable a hidden Lync feature, the ability to appear offline.. This is especially useful if you are out of the office and need to make calls, but do not want to receive calls/IM’s
    • Force GAL Download – The application enables the end-user to override the delay of download for the GAL, very handy during a rebuild of an end users machine.
    • Backup GAL – The application makes backing up the local copy of the GAL a point and click process. This comes in handy when migrating a user from one machine to another.

System Requirements

The following guidelines are given as a recommendation – although LCS may work on lower spec machines, in order to gain the best possible experience these specifications should be adhered to.

Component Requirement
Operating system

Windows 7

Windows 8

CPU 1 GHZ or faster x86 or 64-bit processor
Memory

1 GB RAM (32-bit)

2 GB RAM (64-bit)

Disk space 1 gigabytes (GB)
Monitor resolution 1024 x 768
Lync/Skype for Business Version Microsoft Lync 2013 or Skype for Business

 

Trial Download

You can download a fully functional 15 day trial version of Lync Custom Status, the trial is not restricted in anyway.

Purchase

For a limited time enter JUNE50 at checkout to get 50% off the purchase price!!

Alternatively purchasing Lync Custom Status gets you a time unlimited fully functioning version of the software, access to email and forum support and entitles you to all future minor software updates and bug fixes.

Purchase

BETA Test Programme

Building applications for the worlds computers can often be complex, and with no two setups being the same bugs can often make their way into code. If you are happy to hunt down the bugs, and test currently unreleased features then join the BETA test programme. By signing up for the BETA Test programmeyou gain access to pre public release beta software and up to 80% off the final cost of the software.

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Support

No one likes to be left out in the dark with no support, if you are experiencing issues with LCS – drop me a mail on support@mikesel.info

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