Today we’re excited to announce Microsoft Account integration in MakeCode Arcade! Starting today, you can Sign into MakeCode Arcade and your projects will be saved to the cloud. They’ll also synchronize to all devices where you use Arcade.
We’re starting small and plan to roll out access to this feature in phases over the next month or so.
|Phase 1||Experiment||Feature is hidden behind the “Cloud Save” Experiment. Adoption by a small set of early adopters while we focus on stability.|
|Phase 2||Soft Release||Feature is quietly enabled for everyone. Adoption is organic while we focus on scale.|
|Phase 3||General Release||Feature is announced!|
Today we enter Phase 1, so we’re looking for a few brave early adopters willing to test drive this feature and provide feedback. At this stage there is a good chance for bugs. See the FAQ below for how to report bugs and get help. As a safety measure, before trying this feature we recommend backing up any work you can’t bear to lose.
Ready to try it? Jump over to this GitHub article for details: Cloud Save Experiment.
Microsoft Account FAQ
Q: Do I already have a Microsoft Account?
A: Do you play Minecraft, game on an Xbox, subscribe to Office 365, or have a Hotmail account? If so, then you likely already have a Microsoft login! You can check to see if your email is already tied to an existing MSA here.
Q: Do I need to create a new email address with Hotmail or Outlook?
A: No. You can set up a Microsoft Account with a current email address even if it’s not hosted with Microsoft. (e.g.: Gmail, Yahoo, etc).
Q: Does it cost money?
A: Nope! Creating a Microsoft Account is free. MakeCode is also free.
Q: Will signing into Arcade be required, now or ever?
A: No. Sign in if you want to take advantage of cloud sync to backup your projects.
Q: I’m having an issue, where can I get help?
A: Reach out to us by posting here on the Arcade forum or by filing an issue on GitHub.