Thursday 30 August 2012

Microsoft/Live ID in Windows 8 Actually Says, "Your password has expired. It's time to choose a new one."

This is a nice change:


Instead of this:


And a, "There is a problem with your Microsoft account".

Windows Messenger says that there is a problem with the connection.

We have all of our Microsoft/Live ID accounts set to expire their passwords after 72 days. It is an option available when changing the password.

So, at least the Microsoft account integration in Windows 8 _tells_ us what the problem is and how to fix it.


Now to figure out _what_ characters are allowed. :S

It's not allowing spaces. Special characters are okay but spaces are not. Oh well.

Philip Elder
Microsoft Small Business Specialists
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book

*Our original iMac was stolen (previous blog post). We now have a new MacBook Pro courtesy of Vlad Mazek, owner of OWN.

Windows Live Writer

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