Saturday, February 18, 2017

Windows 10 User accounts and synchronization

Anyone migrating to Windows 10 from Windows 7 should pay special attention to a new user account type, introduced in Windows 8. Signing in with a Microsoft account instead of a local account provides tightly integrated support for cloud-based services, along with easy synchronization of settings and apps between devices.

Windows 10 supports signing in with an Azure Active Directory account, which allows administrators to manage a PC or mobile device without requiring it to be joined to a domain. In addition, you have the option to add a work or school account to make it easier to sign in to Office 365 and other cloud services.

This feature in action, under Your Email And Accounts in the Settings app. In this case, I connected a Google Apps account for access to email, calendar, and contacts information, as well as an Office 365 account managed through Azure AD.

The list of settings that can be synchronized includes the layout of the Start screen as well as apps; previously purchased apps can be downloaded and installed from the Store when you sign in with a Microsoft account on a new device. You can use this feature to roam easily between devices, with personal settings, apps, and browser tabs, history, and favorites available from each device on which you sign in using a synced Microsoft account. In an enterprise setting, Windows 10 includes provisioning features that allow IT pros to manage this process.

One key feature in Windows 10 is a universal synchronization client to manage access to cloud-based file storage in OneDrive and OneDrive for Business. The OneDrive for Business Next Generation Sync Client was released for Windows 10 in December 2015.

In enterprise deployments, you can link a Windows domain account with a Microsoft account to allow robust security and effective network management while still getting the benefits of synchronization with a Microsoft account.

Source of Information : Microsoft Introducing Windows 10 For IT Professionals

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