I just upgraded three computers to 8.1. I use local accounts on all of them. I mostly use the Google ecosystem, haven't yet started to use the Microsoft ecosystem (e.g. Skydrive) much but am open to doing so. What are the pros and cons of Microsoft account vs local? What am I missing?
I do have a live.com email (which forwards to my gmail) which I could use for Microsoft credentials. My biggest obstacle is I use very long, high entropy, always unique passwords for all my online accounts, managed by lastpass and keypass. These passwords would be unsuitable for logging in to my computers, and I don't want to weaken my live.com password.
I did search for this topic before posting, didn't find anything (might have missed something). I'm guessing there are no big advantages until one starts to use more Microsoft devices (I have an Android phone, no tablet yet). Any comments would be appreciated