Excel (365) prompts to sign in to verify account - feature disabled... Solved

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  1. Posts : 6
    Windows 10 1809
       #11

    I think this behaviour is driven by "Settings >> Accounts >> Sync your Settings" within Windows itself, rather than being driven by an Office 365 setting.

    I have turned off "Sync Settings" entirely and the dreaded nag message "Sign In to Verify..." no long appears.

    Seems logical - if you have told Windows to Sync Settings, then it will want you to login so that it knows who to sync with.

    With Sync Settings off, I am happily working in Office 365 not signed in; saving locally to my C: drive; and OneDrive is syncing my C: drive to the Cloud quietly in the background. If I am signed in, Office 365 by default always goes to the Cloud for my files, which rather defeats the purpose of having a fast hard drive.
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  2.    #12

    Sync has always been off on my side, so in my case it does not seem related.

    I finally made it go away by signing in and staying signed in. Just what MS wanted.
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  3. Posts : 6
    Windows 10 1809
       #13

    A recent Office 365 update (Version 1904: May 22 2019 Build 11601.20230) "addresses an issue where users see the new Privacy Prompt on every application launch even after selecting and committing a choice for their privacy level".

    Since installing that version (and also ensuring "Settings >> Accounts >> Sync your Settings" within Windows itself is set Off), I have worked in Excel, Word and Outlook without disturbance from Microsoft login nags.
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