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Office365 Password Character


While I was helping out a co-worker; we could not get Lync to properly work on the desktop.  So during the course of troubleshooting; we reset the password for the Office365 account.

After the password reset, with a different symbol, the Lync client was now happy.

While looking at the original password; it had a \ in the password.

It appears you can change your password in Office365 with a \ symbol.  But the Lync client will not log in with a \ symbol in the password string.

Summary:  It appears you cannot have the \ symbol in your password if you plan on using Lync with Office365.