Office communicator 2016 status not updating
All you needed to do, if you had the right Office 365 subscription, was to download it from the software portal, deploy it to your users, control some settings through GPO, and , it just worked.Yet since September 2015, when Office 365 customers using Office 2013 started getting the offer to upgrade to Office 2016, no warning was given to them that by doing so you are actually going to degrade your functionality and available services—even though you are actually paying for them.
Skype for Business, although not without small perks, is truly a useful app—especially since it was bundled so well with Office 365.
Once you have added the Custom State URL string double click it to open it and modify the value which will be the below path to the file.
When running Outlook with Lync (and Profile Unity is running) that you can no longer see the "status" of a person anymore (available/Presence Unknown/busy).
Update 11/10/13 – This issue has been resolved with the release of the November 2013 Cumulative Update. With the release of the September 2013 Cumulative Update for the Lync 2013 client, there is a known issue with presence not updating based on the user’s free/busy status from their Exchange calendar.
– Office 365 I did find what seems to be an official Microsoft response to this issue, but the link in it no longer works: Current Status: Engineers have validated the solution will mitigate user impact and will be initiating the fix deployment process.