Getting Started with Windows 10 – Signing In.
Did you know that there are 4 different account types which Windows 10 supports? Start by explaining the four different account types that Windows 10 supports: ? Microsoft account On desktop PCs and laptops that aren’t joined to a Windows domain, this is the most commonly used account type. Signing in with a Microsoft account allows access to online services such as Microsoft OneDrive and Outlook Mail. More important, it makes it possible for the user to sync settings (including saved passwords and access to Store apps) between Windows 10 devices. ? Local account This is the traditional account type, consisting of a
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Microsoft Accounts on Desktop Computers and Laptops.
This is the most common used account type. Signing in with your Microsoft Account allows access to all online services such as Microsoft One Drive, Outlook Mail, the Windows Store etc.
Signing in this way, also makes it possible for you to synchronise your settings including saved passwords, between Windows 10 devices.
If you forget your login password, it can be reset
Local account This is the traditional account type, consisting of a
This is the traditional account type, and way of logging into your computer. It consists of a user name and password which are stored locally, and not linked to any cloud services.This is the traditional account type, consisting of a user name and password that are stored locally and not linked to any cloud services. It takes a few extra steps to create a local account, but some traditional users are more comfortable with this configuration. 2 CHAPTER 1 | Getting started with Windows 10 ? Domain account These accounts are common on corporate networks powered by Windows servers running Active Directory services. This type of setup gives network administrators significant control over device configurations through the use of Group Policy. ? Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) Organizations that use Microsoft online services such as Office 365 can take advantage of its directory services without requiring that a PC be fully managed. The Join Azure AD button is on the Accounts page in Windows 10 Settings. Figure 1-1 shows the sign-in screen as it appears on PCs running the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. Both of the accounts on this screen are Microsoft accounts; the option to show email addresses has been turned off