Windows 10: Logging into Windows 10 using Office 365 ID - what's the benefit?

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  1.    10 Sep 2015 #1

    Logging into Windows 10 using Office 365 ID - what's the benefit?

    Hi all

    As the title says, what's the benefit of a user logging into Windows 10 (believe it would have to be Pro) using their Office 365 credentials?

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  2.    15 Oct 2015 #2

    Polite bump...
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  3. Brink's Avatar
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       15 Oct 2015 #3

    Hello Dorsey, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    I'm sorry that no one answered this for you.

    This would basically be for a Microsoft account to sign in to Windows 10 with. The blue note box at the top of the tutorial below can help give you a comparison between a Microsoft account and local account to help answer your question.
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  4.    15 Oct 2015 #4

    Thanks Brink.

    So the fact it's specifically a 365 login as opposed to any old Outlook login leads to no additional benefits?
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  5. Brink's Avatar
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       15 Oct 2015 #5

    Correct, it's considered the same as a Microsoft account.
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  6.    15 Oct 2015 #6

    Fair enough, for some reason I had it in my head there would be some kind of additional benefit.

    Is there any particular version of W10 needed or 365? We're a small business, 2 PC's with 3 users and I want to make sure all 3 of us can use either PC by using our 365 login which will remember our settings etc. I presume that's easily achievable? (non-techie here)
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  7. Brink's Avatar
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       15 Oct 2015 #7

    You can use the 365 account credentials to create an account with on any Windows 10.

    Since this is a business, you might prefer to use Windows 10 Pro to have the extra features like Local Group Policy. The tutorial below can help to compare features between Windows 10 editions to see what may work best for you though.

    Compare Windows 10 Editions
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  8.    15 Oct 2015 #8

    Thanks. We're currently running W10 Home on both machines, I did try creating a new user using my 365 credentials but didn't manage it!

    My shortcomings aside, can you explain this part:

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  9. Brink's Avatar
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       15 Oct 2015 #9

    What did it say when you tried to create a Microsoft account with your 365 credentials?

    Windows 10 Home edition doesn't support joining a domain.
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  10.    15 Oct 2015 #10

    I can't remember now, it was some weeks ago, i'll try giving it another shot later.

    A friend was supposed to be coming in to sort all of this for me but it's like pulling teeth. I don't suppose you consult for a living and could help more formally?
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