Your Microsoft account is super important, you should know why and how to log in.
This account is big
All your accounts at Gilmour tie back to your Microsoft account. Even when you log into Google, you'll be redirected to log into Microsoft. All your network access on campus uses this account.
You will be asked to set up account recovery options. You need these to get your password back in case your account is hacked or if you forget your password. Read the instructions and do it carefully.
There are two copies of this account that stay in sync: 1) your copy on Microsoft.com and 2) the copy on local Gilmour servers.
Having two copies of your account means changing your password on the Internet sometimes takes a minute to update the account stored inside our school's system, (networks are cool!). It should sync super fast but sometimes causes a delay in getting your devices online.
What's your username?
Typically we'll use your last (family) name and the first letter of your first name, i.e. SmithJ. But sometimes we'll need to use more letters of your first name, SmithJo. Now just firstname.lastname@example.org
Check-in with the Tech Department ([email protected]) if you're not sure of your username and temporary starting password.