|I probably will want to uninstall all the Microsoft apps|
requiring a Microsoft account, but at the moment I'm just
asking which apps require a Microsoft account. Though I
asked it somewhat clumsily.
It appears that all the apps given tiles want to connect to
the Internet. Most require connection to work. I see that
Calendar, the app in the top-left tile, doesn't need Internet
connection, though the very first thing it does is ask for
an e-mail address. Obviously apps like Mail, Weather, News,
and Store are useless unless connected. But it appears that
Get Started also requires connection to the Internet. Is that
correct? When I start it I get a selection of 4 subjects:
"Get connected to the Internet", "Make your PC easier to use",
"Hear text read aloud with Narrator", and "Using speech
recognition". I'm pretty sure there's a lot more to this app.
And OneNote. It looks like a simple text editor, but the
first thing it does is ask me to "Pick an account to sign in
with", and the only option is "Personal Microsoft account".
Followed by "We can't connect to the Internet right now.
Please check your connection and try again." That's it.
-- Jeff, in Minneapolis