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Starting October 9th, you’ll be able to install apps on up to 81 devices with your Microsoft account

Starting October 9th, you’ll be able to install apps on up to 81 devices with your Microsoft account

One of the great things about the digital future is the ability to tie your app purchases to your respective account. In the Microsoft ecosystem we get the ability to have up to 5 Windows Phone devices with our app purchases that are tied to our Microsoft Account ID. If you get a sixth device, you’ll need to deactivate one of your previous handsets. On Windows 8, that 5 device limit was...

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How to make your Microsoft account more secure with two-step verification and keep hackers at bay

How to make your Microsoft account more secure with two-step verification and keep hackers at bay

About a week ago Microsoft made your account more secure. If you use any Microsoft service or product you own a Microsoft Account. You use that account to sign into your Windows Phone to download apps and track the phone if you ever lose it. On Xbox it’s associated with your Gamertag and allows you to carry your profile from Xbox to Xbox and keep your Gamerscore and Achievements synced...

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Outlook.com team unveils new email domains and ability to log in using account aliases

Outlook.com team unveils new email domains and ability to log in using account aliases

As well as launching two-step authentication for Microsoft accounts, the company has also refreshed Outlook.com with some new features. First up is the ability to log in on Outlook using an email alias that's present on the account. Previously, the only option was the permanently rename the account, which caused many issues for Windows Phone owners, but this move will help allow...

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Microsoft gives green light and begins rolling out 2-step Authentication for Accounts

Microsoft gives green light and begins rolling out 2-step Authentication for Accounts

Microsoft has announced on its official blog that a major upgrade will be rolled out for its account system, including optional two-step verification. We've lightly touched on this added layer of security recently, as well as looking at the Authenticator app that's available for Windows Phone. The Microsoft Account is the backbone for all platforms the company developers, including...

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Microsoft prepping 2-step authentication for Accounts, already have a Windows Phone app

Microsoft prepping 2-step authentication for Accounts, already have a Windows Phone app

Two-step authentication, the process whereby you use more than just a password to verify an account, is increasingly an important security tool desired by not just enterprise but consumers. Google has had with Gmail for a few years now, and Microsoft is on the cusp of releasing their version as well. LiveSide.net is reporting that the service will be integrated into existing Microsoft...

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