is the new name for what used to be called a "Windows Live ID." Your Microsoft account is the combination of an email address and a password that you use to sign in to Windows 8
or services like Hotmail
, Windows Phone
, Xbox LIVE
, Office Live
, and Outlook.com
. If you use an email address and password to sign in to these or other services, you already have a Microsoft account—but you can also sign up for a new one at any time.
This tutorial will show you how to edit the display name
of your Microsoft account
used to identify yourself across a broad range of Microsoft products and services.