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M365 Changelog: Retirement of Exchange Online PowerShell with MFA

Rabia Noureen

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MC407050 – Microsoft will be retiring “the Exchange Online PowerShell module with MFA” on December 31, 2022.

Support for the Module will end on August 31, 2022.

Microsoft recommends using the Exchange Online PowerShell V2 module (EXO V2 module), which uses modern authentication, and supports accounts with or without MFA.

Key points:

  • Timing:
    • End of support: August 31, 2022
    • Retirement: December 31, 2022
  • Action: Update to the latest version of V2 Module

How this will affect your organization:

If you are still using the “the Exchange Online PowerShell module with MFA”, (described in this document – V1 module – Connect to Exchange Online PowerShell using MFA Microsoft recommends that you move to the latest GA version of V2 Module (v2.0.5) to avoid a situation where you need service or support that is no longer available after 31 Aug 2022.

What you need to do to prepare:

Microsoft recommends using the Exchange Online PowerShell V2 module (EXO V2 module), which uses modern authentication, and supports accounts with or without MFA.

For installation and connection instructions, see Install and maintain the EXO V2 module and Connect to Exchange Online PowerShell.

For more information about the different versions of Exchange Online PowerShell modules, see Understanding the Different Versions of Exchange Online PowerShell Modules and Basic Auth.

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