How can you create a free Microsoft account? (LIVE ID)

How can you create a free Microsoft account? (LIVE ID)

There are two types of accounts within the Microsoft ecosystem: a consumer account and a work account.

In this blog I will explain how you can use Microsoft's services for free with a consumer account.

Consumer account = LIVE ID = The online identity you use for Xbox and other Microsoft services. This is for private use only.

A company account or work account from Office 365: This is an account that you can only use with a paying licence. Most licences start at a few euros a month. On this blog site you can find most of the tips that use a work account.

Navigate to teams.microsoft.com and create a new Microsoft account

Create an account with a personal ID. Select -> create one.

If you already have an account, please test whether you can log in at: https://outlook.live.com

It is also possible to go to account.microsoft.com; https://account.microsoft.com/account?lang=nl-be

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Choose a new password for your Microsoft account

Choose a unique password that you will need later to access your Microsoft account again.

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Please enter these general data to continue

Enter the country code and your date of birth.

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Your Microsoft LIVE ID is now created!

From now on you can use Online OneDrive to store documents. Just open onedrive.live.com and synchronise or share files in this web interface.

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Get started thanks to the free version of Microsoft Word

After creating a LIVE ID through this blog, you will have access to a range of features from Microsoft such as Microsoft Word online . These can help you to use the translation function, general word processing, layout and so on for free.

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Also read

Microsoft Teams free activation - Microsoft 365 - Tutorial
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Create Microsoft Teams account
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Jasper

Jasper

Welcome to 365tips.be. On this website you can read articles and experiences about Office 365 with focus on Microsoft Teams. Feel free to ask me a question and I will answer it in a blog post. Help others by giving feedback at the bottom of the articles. This blog is made in Dutch. The multilingual website is offered with best-effort machine translation.
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