Even though the Office 365 team promised 2FA to arrive in Outlook by the end of 2014, it’s still MIA. That’s why it’s so ironic that the consumer-grade Mail app already have this perk. This landed about a month ago, but now I finally get to blog about it.
When you add a corporate account, finally it doesn’t ask for an app password but tells you to accept the notification on your cellphone instead:
On your phone it looks like this:
Then it warns me that it will enroll my device into the Office 365 tenant:
Even though this doesn’t work yet… (maybe I just have to enable it for the tenant):
Then it’s supposedly enforces some policies, tho I’m not convinced it isn’t just a placeholder yet:
So the universal app now supports 2FA. That’s great. Now I have only one wish left: PLEASE MAKE THIS WORK IN OUTLOOK, TOO.
I don’t have high hopes though; Office 2016 has already been released for the Mac, but of course, it still asks for app passwords…