For many people, the Nokia Lumia 920 and HTC 8X will be their first experience with Windows Phone. Upon starting a Windows Phone device for the first time, you are presented with log in options for a Microsoft account. If you already have a Hotmail, Live, or Outlook.com account you can log in with those credentials. If you’ve never owned a Microsoft email address or account then now would be the time you need to create one. This account is used for gaming via Xbox Live, Zune Music Pass, Windows Phone Store (apps), SkyDrive, and of course a new email account. This step needs to be done to take full advantage of your Windows Phone experience that will also tie-in with your Windows 8 PC.