Office 365 - Outlook on the Web (How To) Set and View Your Status
This document will explain how you can set your status in Outlook through your calendar or alternatively through Microsoft Teams.
There are two different methods to change your status on Outlook on the Web, either through the calendar tab or through Microsoft Teams.
1: Sign into your Outlook account and navigate to the Calendar tab on the left side of the webpage.
2: Either click the New Event button directly below the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee icon or Outlook text on the left side of the screen or click on a date in the calendar twice to set a new event.
3: A window will pop up allowing you to set times for a new event. At the top of this pop-up, there are four drop down menus. Click the third menu that is by default titled Busy. This menu will allow you to select what you would like your status to display as during the time-span of the event you're creating.
4: Select your preferred status and the time-frame you would like it to be active for.
Microsoft Teams Method:
Your UWM Office 365 account syncs its availability across all Office 365 products, so if you set your status in Teams, that will be reflected in Outlook.
To set your status in Microsoft Teams, follow the instructions in the this Knowledge Base article: Teams (How To) Set Your Status
View Your and Others Statuses
There are two methods to viewing someone's status on Outlook on the Web.
1: In the search bar on the top of your Outlook page, search the UWM email address of whoever you would like to see the status of.
2: A list of possible contacts will appear. Click the ID card symbol to the right of the address of the person whose availability you want to see.
3: Their current status will be displayed on their contact profile, indicated by the circle on the bottom right of their profile picture.
If you have been emailed by someone who you would like to check the status of, scroll over their profile picture and their status will pop up.
Status Icon Meanings:
For a list of the meanings of different Outlook status icons, refer to the following image chart:
Additionally, scrolling over the status circle will cause the name of the status to pop up.
The Away status indicates inactivity in either Teams or Outlook for a period of 10 minutes or longer - this occurs only if your status is set to Available. Be Right Back has the same icon as Away.
Do Not Disturb disables all default Outlook notifications.