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How to Use Calendar Driven Presence


Use Calendar Driven Presence in Work for Desktop.

Applies To

  • Work for Desktop
  • User Status


8x8 Meetings must be enabled and a calendar must be synchronized for calendar-driven presence to work properly.


If this option is not available, ensure you are running Work for Desktop 6.7+, then quit and restart the application.

  1. Open Work for Desktop.
  2. Click Settings Status.
  3. Under When there is a meeting on my calendar, select the following:
    • Leave my status as it is
    • Set my status to 'Busy"
    • Set my status to "Do not disturb" (will route all incoming call directly to voicemail)
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  4. If Busy or DND are selected, toggle the following:
    • Change status text to "In a meeting"
    • Show meeting's name as status text

Additional Information

If a user manually overrides the status during a meeting, ar the end of the meeting there will be no presence change. 


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