Use the Personal options to specify your sign-in settings, select the
information that you want to display to others, and determine how Microsoft Lync
2010 communications software interacts with Microsoft Office programs.
What do you want to do?
Open Personal options
From the Lync main window, you can open the Personal options in one of two
- Click the Options button, and then click Personal.
- Next to the Options button, click the Show
Menu arrow, click Tools, click Options,
and then click Personal.
Set My account options
Use the options under My account to specify your sign-in
address and configure how you connect to Microsoft Lync Server 2010
- Open Personal options, and, under My account, and in the
Sign-in address box, type the name of your user account. For
- Click the Advanced button to configure your connection to
Lync Server 2010. Configuration settings are normally set automatically or are
set for you by your support team.
- Select the Automatically start Lync when I log on to
Windows check box to streamline startup and automatically sign in and
start Lync 2010 each time that you log on to the Windows operating system.
- Select the Show Lync in foreground when it starts check
box next if you want the Lync main window to open in front of other windows
when it starts. If this option is not selected, the Lync icon appears in the
Windows notification area (system tray) when Lync starts.
Set Personal information manager
Use the options under Personal information manager to specify
how Lync interacts with Microsoft Office programs.
- Open Personal options, and, under Personal
information manager, select either Microsoft Exchange or
Microsoft Outlook or None from the drop-down list.
When you select Microsoft Exchange or Microsoft
Outlook, the Lync search feature uses the Microsoft Outlook Contact list as
a source of contacts, in addition to the global address list. When you select None, the Lync search feature returns contacts only from the global
address list. It does not use either the Windows Address Book or the Outlook
- If you select Microsoft Exchange or Microsoft Outlook, do
any of the following:
- To make your presence automatically reflect when you are in a scheduled
meeting, select the Update my presence based on my calendar
information check box. Use the following settings to further specify who
can see this information:
- To show this information to contacts in your Workgroup,
select the Show meeting subject and location to contacts in my
Workgroup privacy relationship check box.
- To show your Out of Office information to contacts, select the Display my Out of Office information to contacts in my Friends and
Family, Workgroup, and Colleagues privacy relationships check box. Clear
the check box if you want to hide your Out of Office information from all
- To save conversation history in Outlook, select the Save
instant message conversations in my email Conversation History folder
check box. Clearing this check box means that your instant message history is
- To save your phone call history in Outlook, select the Save
call logs in my email Conversation History folder check box. Clearing this
check box means that your phone call history is not kept.
- To save your contacts in Microsoft Exchange Server, select the Save my Lync contacts in my personal contacts folder on the Exchange
server check box. Clearing this check box means that your Lync contacts
are kept only in Lync.
Set Location options
If your organization has enabled it, you may be able to specify whether your
location is shared with other programs.
- To allow other programs to use your location information, open Personal
options, and, under Location, select the Share my location information with other programs I use check
box. To hide your location in other programs, clear this check box.
Set Display photo options
Use the options under Display photo to specify whether you
want to see other peoples’ pictures.
- To display other peoples’ pictures in Lync, open Personal options, and,
under Display photo, select the Show photos of contacts check box. If you do not want to see
pictures in Lync, clear this check box. Not showing pictures enables you to
see more contacts in your Contacts list.
Show or hide the Activity
The Activity Feed list in Lync shows the latest status
changes among your contacts, including personal notes, changed pictures, and
updated information such as job title and office. You can choose to include your
information in your contacts’ Activity Feed list.
- Open Personal options, and, under Activity
Feed, select or clear the Show all my updates in Activity
Feed check box.