I would like to gain some understanding of the Microsoft Account authentication for Windows 8.1. Indeed, Windows 8.1 distinguish the local accounts (like it was in all previous versions since Windows NT) from the Microsoft accounts (which delegate the authentication somehow to the cloud).
- Does the authentication works offline?
- If I change the password online, does it change the local password as well?
- If yes, when does the sync local/cloud happens? Anytime? Only at login time?
- In a corporate context, can I use Live ID for domains to reset the local password of a user?