Windows 8 Introduces Advanced Sharing And Syncing

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Imagine having all your important data completely synced and stored up in the cloud at all times and available to you on your PC, tablet and phone in an instant.

Better Syncing And Sharing With Windows 8 And SkyDrive

Syncing stands for the process where information is synced between two devices. Sharing is when you are sending data directly to a device from another device. With Windows 8, both will become much simpler and will pan across all your Windows devices. With the seamless experience that Microsoft is trying to create, your data will be instantly available to you on your Windows Phone device, Windows 8 tablet and the Windows PC at the same time.

For example, your songs will be automatically available on your Windows Phone device right after purchase. All you have to do is enter your Windows Live ID. No need to sync your PC. This will be possible because your songs are already stored in the cloud, ready for you to call down whenever you need them. SkyDrive will take care of this for you. Your Xbox Live details and stats will be available instantly on all your devices, again without any need to sync up manually. As you keep changing your device to play games with and hit new scores, all of that progress will be save on to your account and will reflect immediately on all your devices. So if you made some progress on your game on your tablet while traveling, coming back home you can pick it up right where you left it.

This will be true for almost anything that supports SkyDrive and other cloud services, which will be many apps in the future because the Microsoft has allowed developers to build apps with built in access to the user’s SkyDrive. This will mean all your data will be synced to the cloud and the other devices will in turn sync with the cloud. Manual syncing of data is well nigh obsolete now.

Published: Tuesday, February 7th, 2012 Last Modified: February 7, 2012

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