A little background first. At work we signed up for Office 365 a couple of months ago and everything has been great. We have around 100 "organizational account" users and couldn’t be happier. We are in the process of upgrading/replacing old workstations to Windows 8/8.1 and have come across a problem.
We were waiting for Windows 8.1 to go public, as it would be slightly less of problem going from XP to 8. On the personal side of things you can use your msn, Hotmail, etc. account as your login and everything works harmoniously. It doesn’t seem to work as great or at all on the business side with the "organizational accounts" we have.
In testing, I have tried adding my organizational account to the computer, but it wants me to create a new account with the same email address, which it actually let me do, which is weird. The account is not linked with the organizational account, it is its own separate entity.
An on premise AD server is not an option at this point, as we are moving everything to the cloud, hence the move to Office 365. And we don’t want to have local accounts on each workstation.
How do I use our Office 365 user accounts as the logins to the computers? It’s all Microsoft, it should work.
I appreciate any help or advice anyone can offer.