I have a community site, and under the members section their lync status will be shown as follow:- enter image description here

But on Firefox, Chorme and Safari these statuses will not show? is there a way to force these statuses to be shown on these browsers?



This is the same behavior in 2010 as well in Firefox and Chrome and I believe it is still one of the few remaining ActiveX controls in SharePoint. Since Firefox and Chrome don't have ActiveX, there isn't a way to show them, unless your Chrome users run IE Tab.

Users must have Office 2010, Office 2007, or Microsoft Office 2003 with the latest service pack installed to view extended presence information on a SharePoint Server page.

To display the presence indicator and its associated contact card (in Office 2010) or menu (in Office 2007 and Office 2003), SharePoint uses the Microsoft ActiveX control name.dll. The ActiveX control makes calls directly to the Microsoft Lync 2010 API, and then Lync makes MAPI or Exchange calls to supply the requested information.

For details about how presence is displayed on a SharePoint Server page, see "How to add presence/pawn to SharePoint contacts list" on the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=147181.


Go through answer. This works in Firefox and IE both. but not work in Chrome. Reason also mentioned here.

Presence indicator not working in Firefox but works in IE

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