Can JIRA use Office Out of Office

Is there a plugin or way to use the 'Out of Office' functionality in MS Office so that once a users is assigned or referenced in a Comment, that an 'Out of Office ' notification or comment is created in JIRA?

I looked at the 'Out of Office Assistant' but that requires a user to enter 'Out of Office' in both JIRA and the Office.

I would like to only enter 'Out Of Office' in MS Office but be picked up by JIRA.

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No plugin for that and creating something like that is very complex due to the nature of the MS Office Calendar

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Before we upgraded from JIRA 6.2 to 6.4 people were able to edit their Name to show out of office.

Example: "Hazel Elgart" can be edited to "Hazel Elgart, ooto ~8/31". It reset to your Active Directory username the next time you logged in. Unfortunately, that's no longer possible. Only a JIRA admin can edit names.

I'm thinking of setting up out of office avatar for people to use-- though that's no good in a text only view.

Does HipChat enable availability mode in Jira? We haven't gotten this far into testing it out.

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