New Microsoft Sign-In Experience Available for Preview

Posted August 1, 2017 by Academic and Institutional Technology
Tags: Updates

New Microsoft Sign-In Experience Available for Preview

Effective Date: August 2, 2017

As part of Microsoft’s convergence of the Azure AD and Microsoft account identity systems, they have redesigned the sign-in experience for both systems. The preview of this redesign is now available.

Key Features and Benefits

  • Redesign of Azure AD & Microsoft account sign-in experiences

  • Azure AD & Microsoft account sign-in pages will both change to have a consistent look and feel

Impact on College Community

  • When you log into Schoology, Outlook, SmartSheet, ThunderCloud Training (, ThunderCloud Storage (Box), or Azure AD, you will see a pop-up that says “We have a new sign-in experience! Try it now”
  • The new experience is optional, and you can return to the current sign-on screen at any time
  • The new design prompts you to enter your username on the first screen followed by a credential (typically a password) on a second screen

Microsoft believes that this sets up for an exciting future of innovation in the sign-in space. To give you time to prepare for the change, Microsoft will leave the new experience as an opt-in public preview for the next few weeks. Microsoft plans to switch over to the new sign-in experience by default during the last week of September.

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