Microsoft account

"Microsoft account" is the new name for what was formally called "Windows Live ID." Your Microsoft account is the combination of an email address and a password that you use to sign in to services such as Hotmail, Messenger, SkyDrive, Windows Phone, Xbox LIVE or

If you use an email address and password to sign in to these or other services, you already have a Microsoft account. You can also create/sign up for a new account at any time.

To create a Microsoft account and register for Microsoft Ignite, visit, click on "Pre-Register," and then on the "Microsoft account" link on the following page. This will take you to the Microsoft account page where you will select "Sign up now" to create a new Microsoft account and continue on to the Microsoft Ignite registration process.

For assistance with your Microsoft account or resetting your Microsoft account password, click here.

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