Tags: Lync, Office 2013, Office365, Project 2013, Project Online, PS2013, Skype
If you want want to disable the Lync / Skype for Business presence in Project 2013, see the steps below.
Lync / Skype for Business Presence enabled:
Lync / Skype for Business Presence disabled:
To do this, install the April 2015 Cumulative update for Project 2013 (fully test on a test machine before using in production): https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2965279
Then create the registry key as detailed in the KB article.
You can either do this manually or via PowerShell, an example PowerShell command can be seen below:
This will create the following key:
Always back up the registry before making any changes (manually or via PowerShell etc.)
To enable Lync / IM presence again update the DisableIMStatus key value data to 0 and restart Project.