Free Multifactor Authentication for Office 365 – New From Microsoft
Microsoft has a big announcement for all Office 365 users–Multifactor Authentication support is now available, for free. All Office 365 subscribers can now enjoy this support at no additional cost, active immediately.
This includes all standalone Office 365 plans, in addition to Microsoft’s Midsize Business, Enterprise, Academic, and Nonprofit Office 365 Plans. Multifactor Authentication as a support service was originally acquired by Microsoft from PhoneFactor.
According to a Microsoft spokesperson, “Today, the second factor of authentication is available for web-based access to Office 365 only. For the Office desktop applications we are planning to add the ability for a second factor authentication later in 2014.”
To read more about the announcement, and learn more about Multifactor Identification here is the Microsoft team announcement.