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Active Directory + Office365 + Microsoft Account! Is there a better way?!

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I am currently planning our Office365 and Windows 8.1 deployment. It appears that an Office365 account is different to a Microsoft Account. Is this true? Because that would seem to be very confusing for me - let alone our users!

If I'm right, I would get our users to log in with their domain account (already created), attach their microsoft account for Windows Store (which they would need to create)etc, AND sign into Office365 with their Office365 account (managed by the organisation). Sounds very complicated for something that is owned by one company.

Is there a better way?

FYI:
We are a school
750 users
Windows Server 2008 R2 Domain
2000 Office365 licenses
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Yes, Office 365 account is different than Microsoft account, the later being Outlook.com, live.com, hotmail.com etc free accounts. Office 365 for education has some sort of integration between those, but I've never dealt with this in detail. Better contact the Live@EDU/Office 365 support directly.
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