The way members of a family share and stay connected has changed with the use of internet and PCs, since now they can be together when actually they are not and spend some time and have fun. For example, this can be done through the Microsoft Family platform for Windows devices, although it is also compatible with other operating system with the purpose of protecting the family and all members.
What Microsoft Family is and main purposes
In details, the Microsoft Family service is a platform for free in which parents of a family can join together different devices belonging to their children. In this way, through their personal accounts it is easy to protect them and perform different actions to avoid some risks on the web, as well as making easier to share together, even when members of the family are not in the same location.
So, in simple words the Microsoft Family platform acts as a hub in which all members of the family may interact, with different functions that are going to be explained in the next sections. Like this, members of the family may interact and parents can be aware about several information respecting their children, from what the content they are watching to possible expenses they are making.
Several Microsoft products are compatible with this platform, such as PCs and laptop running Windows, as well as mobile devices running Android, through the Microsoft address all members of the family have that are automatically synced.
Different functions of the Microsoft Family platform
By creating a family group using Microsoft Family, there are plenty of functions available that will be enabled. First, by adding the account of every child in the family parents are capable of knowing the content their children are watching, where they are and precise location, among other information.
Not only that, it is possible for parents through the platform to carry out different actions to keep children safer, such as establishing some screen limits if they are spending too much time on their devices. Also, it is possible to block apps and web pages with inappropriate content for the child, like violence or sexual material, among others.
Across the group family is also possible to share Microsoft services like Office 365 and all of its suites, as well as syncing the calendar with the one of the school where children go to, and like this academic events will never be lost again.