04-04-2018 09:19 AM
04-04-2018 09:19 AM
We’d like to give you an early heads up on some visual design updates that are coming to the Azure AD sign-in experience. Customers gave us a LOT of feedback last time we updated the sign-in. It was clear that you wanted us to provide more notification, earlier in the process with more information. We’ve learned and this time we’re giving you more time and info than ever before.
Our next set of changes aims to reduce clutter and make our screens look cleaner. A visually simpler UI helps users focus on the task at hand – signing in. This is solely a visual UI change with no changes to functionality. Existing company branding settings will carry forward to the updated UI. There will be no change to SSO or "Keep me signed in functionality".
Read more about the changes in the Enterprise Mobility & Security blog.
04-09-2018 01:59 PM
This change does not address the problem with branding. We use the branding feature to add a picture and logo to the login page. Unfortunately, if you have a 4:3 display instead of a widescreen 16:9 display, your picture gets cut off. We need a sign in page where the picture will show not get cut off.
04-10-2018 06:09 AM
Hello, thanks for the improvements. I have a question, I don't see in the screenshots of the updated UI the 'Keep me signed in' . This is necessary when we use the action "Open with explorer" in a SharePoint online library.
04-11-2018 10:17 AM
04-11-2018 10:18 AM
04-18-2018 05:24 AM
If you put in the wrong account on the first screen, and don't realise until you get to the password screen, is there no longer a "back" button to go back and fix that? I guess you can use the browser's back button, but I suppose some users expect there to be a "back" button, or a "not your account?" button.
04-18-2018 01:16 PM
04-19-2018 03:38 AM
We are getting reports from customers who use our mobile app, and I can confirm, that we are not seeing the option to 'Stay Signed' in anymore when we get information from a SharePoint Site? Whether we login via our App or directly with SharePoint the users are not offered this option.
I appreciate that you state there is no change in the "Keep me signed in" functionality but this update is pretty close to when we started getting this reported.
Unless we have missed this in a previous update (as we were all signed in already) I would appreciate your assistance to find out why mobile users can't see the 'Keep me signed in' option?
I certainly hope it is not related to:
"And for those of you who are security minded, you be happy to know that we’ve built a lot of smarts ...."
04-19-2018 10:31 AM
05-14-2018 12:22 PM
05-14-2018 12:22 PM
I'd like to see an option to add a personalized Terms and Conditions page to the login workflow. I'm sure there are other organizations that require a T&Cs or user acceptance page for the users to accept as SP Online is being used for collaboration purposes with external vendors and clients.
At the moment, we need to send this form manually to external partners to sign which slows down the entire onboarding process.
Automate this workflow. For auditing purposes we need it!
05-14-2018 04:26 PM
05-14-2018 04:26 PM
05-14-2018 04:39 PM
05-14-2018 04:39 PM
You can find the documentation at: aka.ms/toudocs
05-15-2018 05:42 AM
05-15-2018 05:42 AM
05-15-2018 01:01 PM
Will the underlying structure of the pages (especially identifiers for the different elements of the pages) be changing? I've got some Selenium tests that I run that need to log in.
05-15-2018 02:11 PM
Please let me know the exact time. So I can call off. The smallest change always causes problems here.
05-15-2018 02:13 PM
How would I go about sending you an example of the background we use? I tried sending a private message, and I could find no way to attach the file.
@Kelvin Xia wrote:
Thanks for the feedback. We won't be able to accommodate this in this update, but if you can send me (via private message) an idea of what kind of background you hope to be able to use, we'll be able to take that into consideration for future updates.
05-16-2018 07:02 AM
I was given an advance notice about the new sign-in screens forthcoming in June. And while security has to be the primary concern as we move toward 100% dependence upon cloud storage, the following issue is almost immeasurably secondary to that: While mobility is awesome, it offers me something WHEN my devices travel with me. I'm at home or in the office a heck of a lot more than I am traveling so I'd take speed and a dependable (hard wired) system over Wi-Fi at least 6 of 7 days of the week. Should your company (or you personally) go to a cloud based file server, you are signing up for a compromise in speed and you might as well take your ISPs as your second, third, . . . wives (when your Wi-Fi is good you get along, when it isn't it's grounds for divorce). If my first wife's name was "speed". And the ones that came after were named "cloud", "Wi-Fi", and, "mobility", I highly doubt I'd divorce the (first) one I need 85% of the time for the three which I need a combined 15% of the time. It sure seems I am in the minority with those thoughts. Am I?
05-17-2018 08:23 AM
New Login Page
Only a little point but it really bugs me: You show what I think is a really fantastic picture but cut out the focal point of the picture, the centre! You will have chosen a good picture but then chose to cover it up.
A bit like having a picture of your significant other on your desk but putting a yellow post it over the centre of their face!
05-18-2018 12:23 PM
Are you planning to provide in other language the UI login experience comparison?
We currently have french users that would like to have a compare between the current and the new login experience.
Let me know
05-19-2018 10:08 AM
I think it is a travesty about how much hassle we have to go through on a home networked business computer to login every single time. We are presented with screens that show the show the login for a moment at the password screen then show the actual password dots. When the software logs us out, I then have to retype in the MS login web address to get back to a login screen. This is for a home network business computer, running Windows 10 pro and windows server 2012 on our server. You are making us do more and more work to login not less. I understand the security concerns but all of this with the login screen is just rubbish and a waste of time. The threat such as it is is internet based. It is not local in my office. I understand logging out after the computer is unused for a period of time, but it should be a reasonable time, so as to prevent someone from breaking in to our home when away and then trying to log in to the computer. Please think about sharing these changes with end users first to get their opinion before rolling this out. Did you ever thing about asking us via a survey what we think as end users. The user experience is not great and is getting worse. The changes proposed look like they are going to impose an even greater work burden on end users before being able to do usable work. The Office login now brings us to the MS office home not the outlook mail page, which is what we want. We then have to click on outlook and then wait for another tab to load. Once that tab loads, it now takes another minute before being able to see the actual text of emails not just the subject line and the sender. With each iteration this becomes more of a pain to login. Sooner or later someone is going to come in and design a clean fresh secure office interface as a layer over MS Office or even a replacement for it, and people will pay money for that just to avoid all of the hassles that you are now creating for them. Even with fast connections the Office 365 apps load slower than desktop versions. You are straying far away from meeting user needs.
05-20-2018 02:42 PM
Please come up with a solution to this problem: When I try to check-in to technical support, it asks for my password. Well, in this case, that is why I need tech service. I've lost my password for my Outlook 365 email program. And when I go to the page where I'm suppose to go, it says that I don't exist. I assure you that I do exist, have been a customer for decades, and am a current "365" customer, but you won't let me get to a website where I can prove it.
05-22-2018 07:01 AM
Whilst being notified of upcoming UI changes is *obviously* the right thing to do, can we please have the "Change Notification Banner" properly dismissible ?
If I hit [X], I just want it gone, period.
Seeing this every time I log in is irritating at best, and the experience is worse when signing-in on mobile. Screen real estate for the latter is at a premium, please don't waste it with a banner that I've seen & read every day since it went live....
05-22-2018 07:04 AM
Will the forthcoming ADFS theming provide a way to disable the fade-in of the high-res background picture? When accessing inside a Citrix connection, this fade results in the whole session becoming unresponsive for some time as all of those screen updates are made.
05-22-2018 07:45 AM
I'd opt for a different photo. It's unpleasant to see that every morning. It looks like a snapshot of Mordor.
06-03-2018 11:22 PM
So, I thought this was just an update to the look?
With the new 'preview' UI I am constantly challenged to log on (again and again and again and ...) to O365 (web site) and MS apps, and presented ONLY with my Windows login name.
I go to the O365 web page and see my O365 account. "Hello, Welcome Back funky dude" it welcomes while presenting my O365 account and a Sign In button. I click.
The UI presents two options for me to sign in with my windows account and one with my Windows email address. Where is my O365 sign in option. So, then I click and have to key it in to a blank dialogue box (my O365 name is not remembered in spite of being input 2 trillion times! And in spite of it being in the 'Work of School' field of my Windows account).
I'm sorry for sounding furious, it's just because I am so furious. The whole sign in technology has been so broken for years. It's becoming quite intolerable. With MS O365 and Azure I spend more time signing in than doing any other one thing. Seriously! Someone has to see the irony in calling this 'productivity' software. Surely?
06-28-2018 08:38 AM
Any news on the updated ADFS templates that were supposed to be published along with this change? We're federated and keen to keep the user experience consistent.
06-28-2018 09:25 AM