An online ID provider gives you an account for accessing online services, such as e‑mail or instant messaging.
After you download online ID provider software, you can link an online user account to a user account on your computer. Once your online ID and your user account are linked, you can access certain features on your computer over the Internet, such as remote media streaming.
With Windows Live ID Sign-in Assistant 7.0, you can link a Windows Live ID to a Windows 7 user account, making it easier to share files and connect to other computers on a network.
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What's the benefit of linking my online ID with my user account?
Stream your media over the Internet using Windows Media Player
Leave the house but not your media