1: Microsoft Account

Your Microsoft account is super important, you should know why and how to log in.
Here's a short explanation of this section

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.

Fun Fact 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 add@gilmour.org

Check-in with the Tech Department (helpdesk@gilmour.org) if you're not sure of your username and temporary starting password.

Go to this reset link and login with yourname@gilmour.org and with the password given to you by the fine folks in the Tech Department (helpdesk@gilmour). SET YOUR PASSWORD

Password requirements

Horray! You've got your school account setup. Next, we've got to set up Google Chrome with your school account.