There are several advantages to signing into your Windows 10 PC with your Microsoft account. You have the ability to sync themes and settings between your devices. If you’re running Windows 10 1803 or above, you can also sync Windows Timeline between computers or your Android phone with Microsoft Launcher. But one thing you might not be aware of is you can manage your devices online. Here is a look at how to sign in using your Microsoft account from any web browser to check the status of your Windows 10 PCs and other devices.
Check Your Windows 10 Devices Online
To check on other devices linked with your account, sign into the Microsoft Dashboard using your Microsoft account credentials. Then click “Manage Devices” at the top of the page or choose the device you want to manage if it is showing on the “Devices” card on the dashboard. To make things easier, you might just want to make a bookmark for account.microsoft.com/devices which will take you directly to the Devices section.
Then you will get an overview of the status of the PC you choose. It includes the version of Windows that’s running, Windows Defender Security Center info, and at the bottom of the screen, you will see the size of the PCs drive and how much space is left.
If you need more details on each of your systems, head to the Device info & Support section. There you will find other system and hardware info like your PC’s processor, graphics card, RAM, and more.
If you have several PCs that are running Windows 10, and you’re signed in with your Microsoft account, this feature can help with managing your systems. Now, the data you get isn’t the latest real-time info, but it does give you a recent snapshot of the basic status of your machines. From this Devices section, you can also see other devices linked with your Microsoft account like your phone or Xbox One console.
In addition to managing devices, your Microsoft account dashboard is a great place to find other info like your billing info, services you’re subscribed to like Office 365 or Xbox Game Pass. And most importantly, you can review the recently revamped Privacy Dashboard to manage activity history. In the future, we should start seeing more helpful info and features as the dashboard are improved.