Office 365 Outlook Password Notifications

Microsoft have released updates for Outlook 2007 and Outlook 2010 which provide password expiry notifications for non-federated users using a balloon in the system tray. If it is the first logon or the password has expired the user will receive a dialogue prompting them to change the password. In either case the user is directed to the Office 365 portal.

Password expiration notification.

Password has expired notification.

Get the updates for Outlook here:

  • 2687351 Description of the Outlook 2010 hotfix package (Outlook-x-none.msp): August 28, 2012
  • 2687336 Description of the Outlook 2007 hotfix package (Outlook-x-none.msp): August 28, 2012

For some organisations SSO just isn’t important, combining these Outlook updates with the Set-MSOLPasswordPolicy allows the customisation and enforcement of policy with reduced user training and helpdesk calls.

As always, the Exchange Team have created a great post with videos.

There is also a TechNet article explaining it all,