A few months ago, I started transitioning from using Google gmail, calendar, etc. to using a purchased Office 365 for small business premium account. I thought that I'd give Windows Phone 8.1 a try and got a cheap one to try out. I'm already a bit annoyed but maybe with some help I'll like it.
Apparently, my Office 365 account is NOT a "Microsoft Account" and my phone won't let me do much of anything unless I give it a "Microsoft Account". That sounds wrong. Is there a way to have an Office 365 account be a valid "Microsoft Account"?
To get around that, I tried creating a "Microsoft Account" with the same email address as my Office 365 account. That was insane... it created an Outlook account for the email address that was already connected to an Office 365 email address. You wouldn't think they'd let that happen, but I'm pretty sure without even supplying my Office 365 password a few test messages showed up in both Inboxes. Sending email from the Outlook account didn't seem to work, which was good... but still, I had 2 accounts with the same email address receiving email, one in Outlook and one in Exchange.
In addition to the email issues, whatever "Microsoft Account" that I configure on the phone is the one that is used as the default calendar, contacts, etc. but I only want to use the Office 365 account. The biggest annoyance I think is that my Office 365 account has a 1TB OneDrive but the OneDrive application on the phone ONLY shows the "Microsoft Account" and I can't seem to get it to show the Office 365 account. If I open up an Office application then I can browse and save to my Office 365 account but again... I don't want to EVER use the other one and don't want it to be the only one I see in the OneDrive application. I haven't even tried to configure instant messaging yet, but I can guess I'm going to see the same things.
These might not be super-annoyances. but honestly if I can't get any better integration with my Office 365 account that I can get and already have installed on my Android phone, then I'm probably going to not make the switch. I was hoping to get awesome integration that would just work and was using this cheap phone to test out if making a move to a new Surface Pro 3 would be good or not.
So... what was the question again? Is there a way to have an Office 365 account ALSO be a valid "Microsoft Account". Also, any help configuring this device the way I want it would be super!