so this is a head scratcher, let me start with the details:
I have the following:
A domain of my own (personal), I set this up for live domains, and I have an account on this domain which is a personal email address and is tied to a lot of accounts of mine (as in login/email etc - I switched from google apps). I have always used this email for private use, and have also added an outlook alias to it. This is tied to my WP and Xbox accounts along with xbox music pass so all apps and entertainment are linked to this.
I have a work email address which is tied to work related things, NOT least of all is my MS partner account, volume license centre account etc. and along with this all posts on all TechNet forums blar blar blar.
Now this issues are becoming more and more prevalent lately, so I need tp take action I feel. MS are obviously wanting folks to have just the one account, and I like this idea. I have 2 windows 8 pc's (one laptop one desktop), I will be getting a tablet soon running RT (to fill the couch surfing, occasional office stuff role) and have a windows phone, I love the ecosystems ethos and where it is heading but also need to resolve a crucial issue before its a pain in the arse.
I want to merge the two accounts!
Now I understand its really two issues, the first being moving or transitioning my live for domains account (I am the only user and admin) into a std Microsoft account (using the alias I have setup on this account and use for all new registrations etc. and once that's done (TBH I'l; be happy if we have to stay here, this is the #1 priority really) its issue number two - merge the remaining two account so all my personal and work stuff is under one login (as in partner login, licence centre login, WP, W8, WRT, Xbox, TechNet, MSDN (forums only) etc all rolled into one neat and tidy login, which I perform when I open my laptop screen (W8 Microsoft account login) and that is that.
I know this is a big ask, I know others may have this issue, I know MS have their own plans (which is a massive reason for this initiative) so I want to change things and get to a point of one MS account - all purchases associated, all subscriptions associated, forum posts combined (surerly this is like in excel 'find and replace, we are talking usernames here and I can prove ownership of both), my phone, my personal, my work, my pc, my tablet, my laptop all sharing stuff like crazy sharing whizz kids off their heads on sharing dust and 'being all one'.
Recap, main sticking point for me is the live for domains, I want to move this account I have on live for domains to a std account - WITHOUT LOSING ALL MY WP8/W8/xBox purchaces.
So, anyone have any ideas on this issue, I really do not want to lose purchases etc.