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HOWTO - Active Directory Services not needed in Windows 10 Pro?

We are using Office 365 Cloud services for at least 5 years and the benefits is no way close to compare managing your own services e.g. Active Directory (AD), Exchange Server, SharePoint and File Server.
My Office 365 users are more secure thanks to the Multi-Factor Authentication feature, where you can use your smart phone to receive a six pin codes to complete your identification and authentication process.
The latest version of Windows 10 Pro, also give you the option to login using your username and password you use with Office 365 or other business services from Microsoft e.g. Outlook.com, XBOX, etc.
You still have an option to configure your workstation using the Active Directory. You will be able to see “Domain join instead” on the lower right corner of the screen.
For this example, I will use my Office 365 username and password to setup my workstation.
I enter my Office 365 username e.g. email address em@que.com, click Next to continue. The next page is to enter my password. I have Multi-Factor Authentication enabled, so the setup also ask to verify my account. I enter my six pin codes to proceed.
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