What is a Microsoft account?
A Microsoft account is the combination of an email address and a password that you use to sign in to services like Hotmail, Messenger, SkyDrive, Xbox LIVE, or Outlook.com as well as products including Windows 8 PCs, Windows Phone and Xbox. If you have made a purchase from Microsoft online, you may already have a Microsoft account.
With a Microsoft account, you receive:
- Greater connection between your devices and services
- Security enhanced sign in
- The ability to track your purchase history and subscriptions.
- Easy access to your social media accounts such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
Sign in or create your Microsoft account today.
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How can we help?
Visit the Help & How-to page to find the top things people who use a Microsoft account want to know including privacy and safety, adding friends and password resets.