A *Microsoft* Office 365 Account is not a "Microsoft Account".... What the...?
I think this is really for the Win 8 area, not the Office 365 area, even though it deals with both it's really more about a stupid failing in Win8.
So, it turns out that there's no way to provide your users with a "Microsoft Account" for use in Windows 8 (with the store, syncing of settings etc). Rather bafflingly, an Outlook.com account works, but the institution supplied equivalent, an Office 365 account does not. So users are faced with an irritating situation where they have to maintain a separate set of credentials for these couple of services. If that wasn't confusing enough, the process for signing up for a Microsoft account with an Office 365 is even more baffling.
During the process, the user will be directed to confirm their account by clicking the link in an email they're sent (pretty normal there, if ultimately unnecessary). The user receives the email, clicks the link and is then asked to logon to their Microsoft account. At which point they try to logon with their Office 365 account (because that's what they're used to), but it doesn't work because it's asking them to logon with their newly created Microsoft Account. But they don't understand the difference.
I'm seriously considering shelving our move from Google Apps to Office 365 thanks to this confusing situation (they should understand the difference between a Microsoft and a Google account). Our setup with students using Win8 devices just got a whole lot more complicated, when I'd really hoped Microsoft would've integrated these two solutions to make it easier.
I don't suppose anyone has a solution to the "Microsoft Account" absurdity?