ARCHIVED: Privacy relationships in Microsoft Skype for Business

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Use Microsoft Skype for Business to access Indiana University's UniCom service.


Teams Calls provides office telephone service for faculty and staff at Indiana University.

In Skype for Business, you control what information your contacts can see about you by setting their relationship to you. The table below indicates what contacts at each level can see. For Indiana University's Skype for Business system, Colleagues is the default level for IU-affiliated contacts.

To change a contact's privacy relationship, right-click the person's name in your contact list, move your mouse to Change Privacy Relationship, and select from the five available levels.

Information Blocked Contacts External Contacts Colleagues Workgroup Friends and Family
Presence appears as "Offline" Yes No No No No
Presence No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Display name Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Email address Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Title No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Picture No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Work phone 1 No No Yes Yes Yes
Mobile phone 1 No No No Yes Yes
Home phone 1 No No No No Yes
Other phone 1 No No No No Yes
Company No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Office No No Yes Yes Yes
Work address No No Yes Yes Yes
Meeting location No No No Yes No
Meeting subject No No No Yes No
Free/Busy No No Yes Yes Yes
Working hours No No Yes Yes Yes
Endpoint location No No No Yes Yes
Notes (out of office note) No No Yes Yes Yes
Notes (personal) No No Yes Yes Yes
Last active No No No Yes Yes
1 At IU, work numbers are typically furnished automatically by the Active Directory, but may not be available for all faculty and staff (for instance, those who have opted to have their information not appear in the IU Directory). You must enter and publish home, mobile, and other numbers if you want the specified contacts to see them; see ARCHIVED: Manage your phone numbers in Skype for Business for Windows.

People assigned to the Workgroup level can interrupt you when your status is Do Not Disturb; they will see your status listed as "Urgent interruptions only".

To learn how to perform common tasks in Skype for Business, see Skype for Business help & learning.

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Last modified on 2023-07-12 14:16:39.