Right now, mobile (at least Windows Phone), OWA, and Mac don't support custom presence. It would be nice if it was supported across all clients.
It would be nice if this was an option, maybe through policy. We sometimes have lots of federated clients, and need to appear busy to them, but available to internal resources. I know we could set privacy relationships, but this is several users with a substantial number of federated contacts.
So the most simplest help is, if users (or administrator as a default or using GPO) can define what shall happen when user's status is "in a meeting", "do not disturb (currently call forwarding does not work at all with DND), "busy"... more »
Allow the presence jellybean indicators to be customized colors. Or at the very least set the three different default presence states that are yellow (Appear Away,Off Work, and Be Right Back) to be different colors so they can be differentiated.
Currently, if you choose to login with a presence of other than "Available", Lync logs in an Available, and quickly changes to your desired presence. That little blip of Available is misleading and annoying.