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The Pros and Cons of Using a Microsoft Account with Windows

Microsoft Accounts are the current iteration of the tech giant’s single sign-in service.

Previously known as Microsoft Passport, .NET Passport, Microsoft Passport Network, and Windows Live ID, the service was rebranded as Microsoft Accounts back in 2012 to coincide with the release of Windows 8.

It allows users who have an account to log into a wide range of services and apps using one single account – but its greatest strength arguably comes when it’s used in conjunction with Windows.

But should you actually use one with the flagship operating system? And what about other benefits that derive from having one? MakeUseOf looks into the pros and cons…


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