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    Cool {New!} Custom Branding Support in Azure AD / Office 365

    Hi,

    Please Read the information that is in the articles carefully, you will require a Windows Azure Subscription in order to use the Windows Azure Active Directory Premium Features! In terms of Edu Folk signing up for this at the moment it is the same process as Consumer/Enterprise! We know this won't be suitable for most of you, and more information around this will be delivered at a later date! {Key: Recommend trying out this in a demo/lab environment as oppose to Production Service!}

    I know that some of you on here have raised questions regarding the Microsoft Online Portal customization and up until now this has not been possible, but I am pleased to let you know that we have now released the ability to do this into PREVIEW so I recommend for those of you who are interested to read the following information, and take it for a spin!

    More Information can be found here: Custom Branding Support in Azure AD now in Preview! - Active Directory Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

    This feature is now in Public Preview, and we encourage you to take it for a spin. It will be built into Azure AD Premium once it comes out of Preview.

    When we started working on this feature, we set the following goals:

    •Give organizations the ability to promote their own corporate brand in the end-user experience. With a customized sign in page, Microsoft's product brands (such as Office 365) take a back seat.
    •Supports visual branding and customized text. In addition to customizing logos and images, organizations can display their own Support and Legal information to their end-users.
    •Supports a broad range of devices. Just like the existing sign in pages, our responsive design automatically adapts to any device or screen size. And we've made it super easy to configure customization sets for your international users.
    •Maintain the same level of world-class performance. We store your customization information on our CDN, to ensure that customized sign in pages render just as fast as the existing pages.
    •Increase UX consistency between Windows Azure AD and Windows Server AD. The customization capabilities we're introducing today are consistent with the templates we've released for AD FS on Windows Server 2012R2. And smaller organizations that are "all in" the cloud can now enjoy customization capabilities that used to be reserved to larger, federated organizations.

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    What elements can be customized?

    You can customize the logo, the large illustration, and the boilerplate text that's shown at the bottom of the sign in zone. All elements are optional and can be localized separately. More details, as well as a complete how-to guide are available in this TechNet article. Add company branding to your Sign In and Access Panel pages

    Participate in the Preview

    If you want to try out this new set capability, please check out the TechNet article (you'll need to be an Azure AD tenant admin to configure the customization). Note that with the preview bits we're releasing today, end users will only see a customized sign in page when they sign in to their Office 365 webmail using a URL like outlook.com/contoso.com or mail.contoso.com. We'll refresh the Preview in early 2014 to light up other sign in scenarios.

    Provide feedback

    As always, we're looking forward to your feedback. Please use this forum to provide feedback - Technet forums - Windows Azure Active Directory

    We've received a TON of requests for support for these kinds of custom branding capabilities, so we really hope you'll like them!

    If you have any questions please feel free to post them up on here and I will try my best to assist you,

    Enjoy!

    Many Thanks,
    James.
    Last edited by EduTech; 17th December 2013 at 10:28 PM.

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