What is a Microsoft account?

Andrey Kim
Andrey Kim
January 26, 2015
What is a Microsoft account?

A Microsoft (Microsoft) account is a single username and password that a person can use to sign in to various Microsoft services. We will understand in more detail what a Microsoft account is and what its capabilities are.

Microsoft account features

Microsoft account allows you to log into Outlook.com, OneDrive, Windows Phone and Xbox LIVE using a single login / password pair. Having entered a login and password in at least one of these services, a person can use the same login information to use the others. In addition, the Microsoft account allows you to log on to any computer running Windows 8.

Support Microsoft account and mobile devices based on the operating system from the American giant. The user can log in to Skype, OneDrive cloud storage, buy games, music and other content in the official app store using a Microsoft account.

What is a Windows Live ID?

Windows Live ID is just the old Microsoft account name.While on some Microsoft services one can still meet the old name, however, a complete replacement will soon be made, and the name on all services will become one.

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