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Howdy folks!

Just over a week ago we shipped a major update to the Microsoft Authenticator app on iOS which added push notification approvals for Microsoft accounts. How sweet is that! Microsoft account users now get the same great experience that Azure AD users get.

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For those who had previously been using the app for your Microsoft account with one-time passcodes, you must re-add your account to take advantage of the new push feature. We done our best to make the experience smooth and the app will detect and eliminate duplicate accounts for you.

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The response to this update so far has been super positive we’ve got a 4.5 star rating on the iOS store! And there have been a lot of online articles about it as well. Here are links few of the more prominent ones:

And we’ve seen a ton of positive traffic on Twitter. Our favorite tweet was from @daltondhcp:

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All of this excitement and much higher usage of these apps that we expected, in addition to all the feedback has the engineering team here really excited. So please keep it coming. We take all your feedback to heart!

And for you Windows Phone users out there – I promise we have not forsaken you! The team is hard at work putting the finishing touches on the new universal Windows app and pushing hard to get it out to the broader public.

If you would like to stay on top of upcoming beta releases for iOS and Windows apps, please send us your AppleID or Microsoft account username to mailto:msauthenticator@microsoft.com

And as always, we’d love to receive any feedback or suggestions you have.

Best Regards,

Alex Simons (Twiiter: @Alex_A_Simons)

Director of Program Management

Microsoft Identity Division