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1 © 2012 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Introducing user accounts. With Windows 8, you can set up a Microsoft Account. When you do, your personal settings, browser history, and files will automatically follow you across multiple devices.

2 Earn course credit by correctly answering all quiz questions. After completing this course you will be better able to: Recognize that Windows 8 supports multiple users on the same device. Describe the two types of user accounts recognized on a Windows 8 device. Identify the benefits of signing in on a Windows 8 device with a Microsoft account. © 2012 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Introducing user accounts. With Windows 8, you can set up a Microsoft Account. When you do, your personal settings, browser history, and files will automatically follow you across multiple devices.

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4 Users can choose which type of account they want to use and there can be more than one account per Windows 8 device. This means multiple people sharing a single device can have unique and private experiences. Let’s take a closer look. With a Windows 8 device, you have two user account options.

5 A local account does not require an address, just user name and account. User settings and services will not sync across devices. A local account can be turned into a Microsoft account at any time by associating an account. Taking a closer look at user accounts. 2 Because a Microsoft account requires an address, it must be set up online. A Microsoft account does require an address. User settings and services will sync across devices. 1 Microsoft Account Offers the best Windows 8 experience Local Account An alternative – no internet required

6 We’ve learned about user accounts in Windows 8. Let’s explore what a Microsoft account is.

7 Introducing, the Microsoft account. Your Microsoft account is an address you will use to sign in to your Windows 8 PC or tablet. This can be any existing account you have. Your Microsoft account synchronizes your contacts, photos, files, settings, and more, making your information available to you across any Windows 8 device. When you sign in: 1 2 Your device comes to life with the things that make Windows 8 yours, including your Start screen, themes, language preferences, browsing history, and browser favorites.

8 Want a fun fact? Your Microsoft account works with SkyDrive to remember all of your files, app settings, and even your social networking accounts. This means that with a single sign-in, you will be automatically connected to your favorite services like Hotmail ®, Facebook ®, LinkedIn ®, Twitter ®, and more.

9 1 Windows 8 supports multiple users on the same device. 2 There are two types of user accounts recognized on a Windows 8 device: a Microsoft account and a local account. 3 When you sign in to a Windows 8 device with your Microsoft account, you’re immediately connected to the people, files, settings, and more that you care about. Key Selling Takeaways!


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