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Still can't understand the MS sign-in work or personal

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    RealBboy360

    Does anyone actual have a different sign-in work or personal when signing into microsoft sites like azure?  

    Wouldn't you have different emails for work and personal?  Who uses their personal email for work anyway? It's been years and I still can't figure it out signing into azure.  I just know for some logins it's personal and some are work.  Can't they just have username and password and no more options?  This is a giant Sinofsky

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    bondsbw

    I'm pretty sure that how you manage your accounts is up to you.

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    TheTraveler

    Yes, i have.

    MyName@WhereIWork.com is my work AD account. In this context I use it with services that authenticate against azure AD.

    MyName@WhereIWork.com is also registered as a MS Account. That is a personal account in this context.

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    RamblingGeek​UK

    I have a work address which I use for work related stuff..

    I also have azure for personal projects as well... on a Microsoft account, but I have a o365 account on my personal address and this is considered "work" because you it's a business subscription. 

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    ScottWelker

    @RealBboy360:

    I suspect I've experienced the same issue. Ultimately, I designated different virtual machines for work vs personal (work). I use one-and-only-one account on any given VM. Otherwise, things just seem to get confused as you switch between acounts. Hope this is helpful.

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    figuerres

    , RealBboy360 wrote

    Does anyone actual have a different sign-in work or personal when signing into microsoft sites like azure?  

    Wouldn't you have different emails for work and personal?  Who uses their personal email for work anyway? It's been years and I still can't figure it out signing into azure.  I just know for some logins it's personal and some are work.  Can't they just have username and password and no more options?  This is a giant Sinofsky

     

    actually I think you are missing a huge item:

    how to give users a user name that is unique and will not collide with so many others.

    using name@domain.xxx   means that for example all of the  "smith" users do not wind up having to use smith177672 and smith123 and smith_pdq   and so on...

    and with groups of folks working for a company using a company email makes it easy to identify large groups work work related accounts my the common domain they all can use.

    then the "username" can be distinct in the domain so that smith@microsoft.com and smith@github.org  for example are different and recognizable in a search.

    the real world is not perfect, we all have more than one role we play...

    I think the email addressbasis work well for what they are doing  I have my personal Microsoft account and my work account and I know which one to login to do what.

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    RealBboy360

    But in most cases I don't want to pick.  Or I'll have accounts I don't use that much or I'm just doing some maintenance for someone.  It's hard to remember if it's a work or personal one.

    I've never seen this kind of nonsense from google or anyone else.

     

    From above, using a company is great, but everyone has a company work email.  That's work! No need to have any personal things.

     

    Google has company feature like that as well. bboy360@mycompany.com  - but that goes to your company gmail account.  Why would you also want a personal account with that?  And everytime you log in, you have to pick, work or personal, eventhough 1 is always empty.  Why have that extra step?

    The google system is great, in the upper right hand corner of gmail, it lists all the accounts you have access to and you can just select one and Gmail will open in another window with that other account.  With MS, I have to sign out, then when I try to log in as a different user, it autologs me in, so I have to go through a loop of signing out about 10 times, then I finally get to sign in my correct user.  Now I have to pick work or personal.  If I select the wrong one, I have to go through that giant loop again.  Especially for consultants that need to have a few logins, this is a nightmare.

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    bondsbw

    , RealBboy360 wrote

    With MS, I have to sign out, then when I try to log in as a different user, it autologs me in, so I have to go through a loop of signing out about 10 times

    I've never noticed this auto-login thing.  When I click Log Out, I am logged out and have to manually login.  (I just tried it and it worked just like I said.)

    The Google account menu is nice, but can be less secure if you use a shared computer.  Witnessing someone else login doesn't mean you are logged out.

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    RealBboy360

    , bondsbw wrote

    *snip*

    I've never noticed this auto-login thing.  When I click Log Out, I am logged out and have to manually login.  (I just tried it and it worked just like I said.)

    The Google account menu is nice, but can be less secure if you use a shared computer.  Witnessing someone else login doesn't mean you are logged out.

    When using a shared computer you have to make sure to sign out anyway.  Using something like the Azure portal isn't a good idea on a shared computer anyway.  Heck, when I have a smartphone why would I ever need a shared computer?

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