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User Password Expiry settings in Office 365 | HowTo

In Office 365 and Exchange Online the simplest and easiest place to change the expiry term for passwords is in the Admin Centre. The expiry term is set at 90 days by default, with a default 14 day notice prior to the expiry. You can also disable password expiry, however as always, this is not recommended.

  1. Select Settings on the left:
    Office 365 Password Expiry Admin Centre
  2. Select Security and privacy. Click Edit password policy on this page:
    Office 365 Password Expiry Settings
  3. Make your changes to expiry time and notification time, or disable expiry entirely. Click Save:
    Office 365 Password Expiry Security & Privacy

And that’s it, all done. There are other ways to change these settings, including via the Azure control panel or using PowerShell with either Office 365 Exchange Online or Azure.

The PowerShell method to set Office 365 and Exchange Online password policy expiry settings is:

Set-MsolPasswordPolicy -DomainName serviceteamit.co.uk -NotificationDays 14 -ValidityPeriod 90

The PowerShell method to display password expiry policy in Office 365 and Exchange Online:

Get-MsolPasswordPolicy –DomainName  serviceteamit.co.uk

Where:

-DomainName: is the domain you wish to manage

-NotificationDays: are the number of days notification prior to expiry

-ValidityPeriod: are the number of days passwords can be valid for

Additional PowerShell methods to set individual user password options can be found in this post.

If you have any questions or need a little more in-depth help please get in touch.

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Office 365 and Azure are now delivered from UK data centres

Data security, and the location of your data in UK data centres, is important to you.

Office 365 and Azure are now delivered from UK data centres, a significant milestone, both for Microsoft and for Cloud services in the UK. On the 7th September 2016 Microsoft announced the general availability of Office 365 and Azure from multiple UK data centres.

I’ll confess I found that one of the notable aspects of the press release, which can be read here: Microsoft becomes first global provider to deliver complete cloud from UK data centres was the fact that the word ‘centre’ was spelt correctly. Bear with me on this.

This development, the UK data centres, not the spelling of centre, is that it is demonstrable of Microsoft’s commitment to not only data security and privacy, but also to the UK as a whole, not as a component of Europe or an extension of their global operations. There is obviously no need for me to quote the press release verbatim.

You can read more about data security and privacy here, or download our brochure for Office 365. Microsoft have consistently shown their commitment to data security, who knows, spelling might be an indication to commitment to the UK? Google and Amazon Web Services have yet to deliver on their promised UK data centres.

If data security and the location of your data in UK data centres are important to you, and you’d like to know how you can benefit feel free to drop us a line on 0121 468 0101.