With the emergence of a preview of Windows 8, Microsoft is promising a hybrid line between local user accounts and online personas. Details leaked about Windows 8 Milestone 1 (M1) shows that in the future iterations of the operating system customers will be able to use the email address they own Windows account ..
This means, maybe Windows 8 will connect with Windows Live, including Hotmail, but become less friendly towards third-party email service provider. An email account is not required to use Windows but it makes it easy to access your personalized, favorites and content on any computer.
Windows 8 can use an online email account as your Windows account for an enhanced personalized experience. Using your email account to make Windows a better life. With Connected Account, users will be able to do the settings, customizations, favorites, and synchronized content anywhere, for any machine running Windows 8, during which their online identities influence them to enter the platform.