Communicator 2016 r2 not updating status

At work, we use Skype for Business and there Outlook integrates with Skype for Business.I recently upgraded my home computer to Office 2016 via our company’s Office 365 licensing and now Skype no longer integrates with Outlook well as Cisco Jabber can integrate with the IM functionality available in Outlook 2010, Outlook 2013 and Outlook 2016.This means that you can see people’s Skype or Jabber availability, reply to an email via an IM or directly start a call or chat all from within Outlook.The Registry key which stores which IM client can integrate with Outlook is: as that was the previous name of Skype for Business and that name is still being used in several places for backwards compatibility.If you don’t want to modify the Registry yourself, you can download the zip-file below.In this case, you’ll need to load the Lync Policy Template which is included in the Office 2013 Administrative Templates.I personally use Skype as my default IM client and that also integrated with Outlook at home.

Similarly, when you are using Skype for Business and then also install Skype or Jabber afterwards, it will set Skype or Jabber as the default.When I log on with Skype for Business at home, I found out that it now integrates with Outlook instead.Do I need the Home or Personal edition of Office 2016 for integration with Skype or can I somehow set which IM client should integrate with Outlook?This is actually an issue with Communicator, not Outlook, but because the error shows up in Outlook, it gets blamed.The fix is fairly easy: delete Communicator's contact database from the affected user's computer and wait for the updated version to be downloaded.

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