New Microsoft Azure sign-in experience public preview is now live.
Recently Microsoft has rolled out a new Sign in look across the Microsoft platform i.e. Outlook.com and Microsoft Office 365.
The new look is sleek and modern and I must say I love this new look.
Once you sign in to your Microsoft Office 365 Portal you will see a new tab asking to try the new sign – in experience.
you click on “Try it now“, you will be redirected to the new page as see below.
But as you can see the new sign in page has no branding on as the previous page, to add some personalized branding we need to login to Azure AD and set the branding or from the Office 365 admin portal click on Admin Center and then select Azure AD.
On the Dashboard screen for Azure AD, select Azure Active Directory then on the left hand side scroll down until you see the Company branding option.
On the branding page click on Edit, on this screen there is multiple options to modify i.e. Sign-In Background, Banner Logo , Sign-in page text.
For the purpose of this demonstration I will modify the sign-in background.
To modify the sign-in background I would require a PNG or JPG file with 1920×1080 px . Then all we have to do is click on the “Blue Folder” to upload the new background image.
Once the upload is completed, a prompt on the right hand top corner will notify of the successful uploaded.
Once we have made all the needed changes, we can then go ahead and click on the “save” button.
To verify that our new background logo has been applied , we can launch a new “incognito” browser window and then type https://portal.office.com.
If prompted to “Try the new sign-in experience” select it and then the newly set sign-in background will be visible as below.
In the below image you can see the change in background as well as the custom text at the bottom of the sign-in page.
More information regarding the new look and be found here:
“We’re continuing to make progress on converging the Azure AD and Microsoft account identity systems. One of the big steps on this journey is to redesign the sign-in UI so both systems look consistent.” Alex Simons