A problem that some users identified with the original version of the Sign-In Assistant was the lack of notification for password resets. The original thought process was the Office 365 Portal would be users central point for ‘all things Office 365’. The default password expiration in Office 365 is 90 days unless your admin disabled password expirations. Anyone using Outlook Web App or the other online applications received directions to change their password when it was about to expire or had expired, however for those users who only used the rich clients they never received notifications and subsequently were potentially locked out of your account.
As of yesterday an updated Sign-In Assistant was posted to the Office 365 portal.
Users can access it by going into the portal, clicking ‘Downloads’ from the right hand side of the screen:
At the bottom of the screen click ‘Set Up’ under step 3 to download and install the updated version of the Sign-In Assistant:
After the new Sign-In Assistant is installed users will be notified with a Password Expiration Bubble similar to the one BPOS provided two weeks prior to the password expiration. Clicking the bubble will redirect users to the Office 365 portal where they can reset their password.