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https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/admin/misc/password-policy-recommendations

Password guidance for your users. Here's some password guidance for users in your organization. Make sure to let your users know about these recommendations and enforce the recommended password policies at the organizational level. Don't use a password that is the same or similar to one you use on any other websites.

https://www.microsoft.com/.../wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Microsoft_Password_Guidance-1.pdf

Microsoft Password Guidance Robyn Hicock, rhicock@microsoft.com Microsoft Identity Protection Team Purpose This paper provides Microsoft’s recommendations for password management based on current research and lessons from our own experience as one of the largest Identity Providers (IdPs) in the world. It

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/publication/password-guidance

Microsoft sees over 10 million username/password pair attacks every day. This gives us a unique vantage point to understand the role of passwords in account takeover. The guidance in this paper is scoped to users of Microsoft’s identity platforms (Azure Active Directory, Active Directory, and Microsoft account) though it generalizes to other ...

https://docs.microsoft.com/.../password-must-meet-complexity-requirements

A custom password filter might also perform a dictionary check to verify that the proposed password does not contain common dictionary words or fragments. The use of ALT key character combinations can greatly enhance the complexity of a password. However, such stringent password requirements can result in additional Help Desk requests.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/4026406

A good password: Is at least eight characters long. Doesn't contain your user name, real name, or company name. Doesn't contain a complete word. Is significantly different from previous passwords. Contains uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols.