I have updated to 8.1 and now my apps want me to login with a Microsoft account ?
When you first start using Windows 8.1 you are now given the choice to use a local login account or a Microsoft Account. For users who want to take full advantage of the new apps available and all the new features, a Microsoft account is recommended. For others a local account may be more familiar to use. If using a local account, when you sign into apps like Skype it might now say “Sign in without a Microsoft account (not recommended)” you can choose this option and sign in with your username and password.
Tip: Here is a link to an article about the use of a Microsoft account and the benefits.
Click here for link to article, (opens in a new window and takes you to another website)