Surely you mean MS account and not Outlook... since my MS account doesn't use an Outlook email address. Basically the "disconnect" will require the user to log into each MS application separately if people want the sync features, otherwise while disconnected the account will behave as a local account. Since I don't have another Win8 machine with Office 2013 applications, the sync is useless to me. I'll be going local.You need an Outlook account to download apps, even the free ones. So what I've done before, I sign in as an outlook account user, download all the apps I want, and then disconnect my MS account from Windows. now I have all the apps I want and with a local account.