Originally Posted by whs
In 10061, the install process moves local account to a new category
"Owned by my company". The other category is "Owned by me" and only lets you create a MS account sign-in.
This is a bit duplicitous in that I own the computer, but the only way top create a local account is to lie and tell Windows that my company owns the computer.
In 10061, the install process adds two categories, one for business use, and one for personal use. I looked at "This computer belongs to me" and saw the Sign Up button. I looked at the "This Computer belongs to my company" and saw the familiar Create account link (which was known to get you to the local account option)-Correction
I'm in the KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid) world - all MS needs to do to make me happy about this subject is to follow their own User Account rules. There's no implied good or bad about the choice made (local versus MS Account), nor is it an argument on the benefits of a MS account.
It is simply about a clear an unambiguous choice. (Of course MS has buried the local account one level down on the Add User Account - at least they're being consistent, albeit, IMO, in the wrong direction)
re: the Security message . MS categorizes levels the way they choose - WU often has important updates that aren't all that important
I'm not getting the message you posted Wolfgang, so I wonder if it was resolved the first time I logged in to my MS account to install apps on 10061.
An interesting observation: Excel Preview was brain dead until I signed in using my MS account. It would open an existing spreadsheet, but nothing could be modified. The filename in the title bar was NOT appended with (read-only) ... but it is a Preview, so I checked the file and it was not read only. I put this issue aside and at some point later I was connected and logged in to my MS account - fired up Excel Preview and everything worked!
Once Excel was working, it continues to work whether or not I'm connected or logged in - beats me why it needed to touch base - there wasn't an update. Perhaps it was just home sick
Turning off MS account msgs isn't a good idea IMO. This is a nuisance message, but what if there are msgs that you SHOULD take action? Better would be to determine if logging in to your MS account resolves the security message being displayed.
Is there an app that needs some 'refresh' that might be causing the "You have to log in" message (Excel, in my case)?
That's all I can think of - if I had the same notification I might be of more help.