In early April, Microsoft will start using a new background image for their sign-in screens. This is a cosmetic change only. The actual login process will not change. Ohio University users will see a new background image on the Microsoft sign-in page where they enter their OHIO email address. After entering their address, the page will redirect to the standard OHIO-branded login page for password entry.
The new background image will appear automatically in early April. No action is required, and OIT will not send any emails about this change. If you receive an email that asks you to verify or confirm your account, that email is a scam and should be deleted. For more information on common phishing scams, check out our resources on identifying malicious email.