Microsoft officially announced on August 2 the public preview of its new sign-in experience for Azure Active Directory and Microsoft account. The goal is to converge the two account identity systems and the redesign of the login user interface is a major step towards consistency.
The update brings a two-step login process in which users must first enter their username and, in another page, their respective password. According to Microsoft, this two-step process is the result of telemetry data that has shown that users “are able to connect with a significantly higher success rate using this approach.”
Additionally, businesses will be able to set up custom login pages using the company’s existing branding, if configured. This includes the login image, banner logo, username hint, login page text, and background color.
In addition, changes are also being made to the mobile login user interface, including the ability for businesses to customize it, as shown in the image above. The entire redesign will continue as an opt-in public preview for the next several weeks, and the final switch is scheduled for the last week of September. Finally, Microsoft notes that some pages will still display the old design for some time, such as those related to the Microsoft Multi-Factor Authentication service.
Source: TechNet via ZDNet