Use the General options to specify formatting for all your instant messages and other overall settings for Microsoft Lync 2010 communications software.
From the Lync main window, you can open the General options in one of two ways:
The General options under Instant messages determine how text appears in the instant messaging (IM) window. You can choose to display graphical emoticons in messages when users type key combinations such as:
If you choose to show emoticons, this key combination appears as a smiley emoticon in the conversation window. You can also choose to distinguish between parties’ entries in an IM conversation by using alternating background shading.
The settings you can specify in the Change Font dialog box apply to only the text that you type in instant messages. You can also temporarily change your font settings in a particular instant message by clicking the Change text button in the lower right of the conversation window.
If you have multiple language versions of Lync 2010 installed, you can select the language that you want under Language.
If your organization has enabled the feature, you can choose to participate in the Microsoft Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP). If you opt to participate, your computer or device automatically sends information to Microsoft about how you use certain products. Information from your computer is combined with other CEIP data to help Microsoft solve problems and improve the products and features customers use most often.
Logs are used by system administrators to collect, analyze, and save data. A system administrator might ask you to turn on either of the two logging options to do troubleshooting. If you’re not asked, you don’t need to be concerned with these options.