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Microsoft has added new security features for Microsoft Account users, including a way to view any recent activity to make sure that the account has not been used by others.
A new report claims Microsoft is planning to add a number of new features for Microsoft Account members, including new recovery options, a way to review account activity and more.
Microsoft has posted up word that some users of its SkyDrive account may not currently be able to access or modify the files on their account but has not said what may be causing the problems.
Skype has announced it has started rolling out its new account sign up process which will require that users have a Microsoft account before they can use the VoIP service.
Microsoft has confirmed that its online account users who also own a Windows Phone device will have to do a hard reset on the device to accommodate a change in the account's primary alias.
Microsoft has quietly allowed people who have a Microsoft Account to rename their account again, after taking that feature away in December due to some users being unable to access their older content
Skype has updated its iOS port today, adding in support for Microsoft Accounts to allow people to sign into the VoIP app with Microsoft accounts used for Messenger, Hotmail and Outlook.com.
A new version of the login page for Microsoft Account services has started appearing, which shows a new Metro-like design and deletes references to the old Windows Live ID label.
An anonymous tip off has passed 4 images to us that show Microsoft is testing the transition from Windows Live ID to Microsoft account, the new name also present in Windows 8 Microsoft linked accounts
Subscribers to a number of Microsoft's services, including Windows Phone, Microsoft Office, and Xbox, now have a web site, Microsoft Your Account, that will unify the payments for those services.