In my lab I have several computers which are used by many different community members, from job trainees in formal training at my agency to students and business persons just stopping by for a cup ‘o joe and to check their email. It is impractical to give every person their own account on every computer. However I wanted each student to be able to have their own file space and community members to work on their resumes and such without a need for special treatment.
Now, thanks to changes Microsoft provided in Windows 10, people can access all their stuff, on any device, at any location, whenever they want. This means a person can work on a letter using their desktop at home then catch the bus to their job and continue to work on the document using their phone while riding the bus to work. Tablets, phones — any mobile device with Windows 10 installed — can seamlessly access all their music, videos, email, and documents as if they were sitting at home at their desktop. If they have an Office 365 account from their business, they can get work done at home or on the bus or train simply using Windows 10’s ability to connect as a “work or school” account.
This same ability to work from anywhere on any Windows 10 device also allows me to let people use our lab computers almost as if they were sitting at their own desktop at home. The trick is simple and takes under a minute to do, then a new login appears that reads “Other User”: click it, enter their Office 365 email and password, and they are in.