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Drive Encryption in Windows 10 RRS feed

  • Question

  • I read online that drive encryption only works by adding a microsoft account to the system, so that it can sync the keys with the cloud.

    Is there a way to use an Office 365 work account instead of a microsoft account?

    Friday, April 1, 2016 7:18 PM

Answers

  • Hello

    For O365 Business or Enterprise accounts, you cannot use these email addresses when creating new users to your computer if the computer has not been joined to Azure AD. If an O365 Business / Enterprise user so wishes, he/she can create a new MS account using the O365 email address as a third party email, but in that case using that account to create a user it would be just a normal MS account.

    A new user must be either a local account or a Microsoft account, O365 Business / Enterprise accounts will not be recognized.


    Regards, Regin Ravi

    Friday, April 1, 2016 8:09 PM
  • Hi,

    They are different.

    The key is remembering that the two accounts are separate. They can be the same email address; you can set the password to be the same, if you like; but they are separate accounts and Microsoft’s servers look in different databases to authenticate you for various services.

    There’s one truly unfortunate crossover: as a consumer, you purchase a subscription to Office 365 Home Premium with a Microsoft account. For $99, you can install Microsoft Office on up to five devices, a great deal with only one side effect: the term “Office 365” becomes hopelessly muddled for you, because virtually nothing else about Office 365 applies to those consumer accounts.

    You can purchase Office 365 with your Microsoft account email address.

    See details below:

    The Difference Between A Microsoft Account And An Office 365 Account
    http://www.brucebnews.com/2013/04/the-difference-between-a-microsoft-account-and-an-office-365-account/

    Please Note: Since the website is not hosted by Microsoft, the link may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.


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    Monday, April 4, 2016 6:39 AM
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All replies

  • Hello

    For O365 Business or Enterprise accounts, you cannot use these email addresses when creating new users to your computer if the computer has not been joined to Azure AD. If an O365 Business / Enterprise user so wishes, he/she can create a new MS account using the O365 email address as a third party email, but in that case using that account to create a user it would be just a normal MS account.

    A new user must be either a local account or a Microsoft account, O365 Business / Enterprise accounts will not be recognized.


    Regards, Regin Ravi

    Friday, April 1, 2016 8:09 PM
  • Hi,

    They are different.

    The key is remembering that the two accounts are separate. They can be the same email address; you can set the password to be the same, if you like; but they are separate accounts and Microsoft’s servers look in different databases to authenticate you for various services.

    There’s one truly unfortunate crossover: as a consumer, you purchase a subscription to Office 365 Home Premium with a Microsoft account. For $99, you can install Microsoft Office on up to five devices, a great deal with only one side effect: the term “Office 365” becomes hopelessly muddled for you, because virtually nothing else about Office 365 applies to those consumer accounts.

    You can purchase Office 365 with your Microsoft account email address.

    See details below:

    The Difference Between A Microsoft Account And An Office 365 Account
    http://www.brucebnews.com/2013/04/the-difference-between-a-microsoft-account-and-an-office-365-account/

    Please Note: Since the website is not hosted by Microsoft, the link may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help, and unmark the answers if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    Monday, April 4, 2016 6:39 AM
    Owner