Microsoft has now started rolling out the "Presence Status Duration" feature.

This will enable users to define a specific amount of time that a certain presence should be set for. For example a user could set "Be Right Back" for a few hours or up to a week!

Personally, I could see myself pairing the "Do Not Disturb" functionality with my Pomodoro timer when concentrating on a piece of work. You could even pair this feature with the recent addition of "Appear Offline", this could then enable you to become unreachable for a set period of time.

Does giving users the ability to force certain presence status's for an amount of time show increased level of trust towards their employees, or is this just a simpler alternative to [insert mouse cursor jiggler].exe 😃