Windows 8 and Windows Live now work together [Video]

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Windows 8 and Windows Live now work together to enhance your PC experience.

As you all know Microsoft has already announced the next version of its operating system, Windows 8, and everyone is excited about it, but while a lot of new features has been unveiled, plus the new Metro style design, some other went unsaid like, for example, how everything actually works. 

Microsoft is betting on having the same Windows experience across devices, one big step to accomplish this is by using your Windows Live ID to keep your profile, applications settings, and other important data store in the Cloud. That way, whenever sign in, it should feel almost like if you were at home. The Windows Live service also keeps track of every PC and Windows Phone you connect to the service and you can even remotely find your phone.

Building Windows 8: Singing in to Windows 8 with a Windows Live ID

Signing in with your Windows Live ID will allow you to:

  • Associate the most commonly used Windows settings with your user account. Saved settings are available when you sign in to your account on any Windows 8 PC. Your PC will be set up just the way you used to do it!
  • Easily re-acquire your Metro style apps on multiple Windows 8 PCs. The app’s settings and last-used state persist across all your Windows 8 PCs.
  • Save sign-in credentials for the different apps and websites you use and easily get back into them without having to enter credentials every time.
  • Automatically sign in to apps and services that use Windows Live ID for authentication.

SkyDrive on Windows 8

Moving forward building Windows 8, every user will have a SkyDrive to sync all your media across devices. With this FREE service you’ll have 25GB to store almost any type of files — Microsoft also made the announcement that user will have unlimited space to store documents and photos –. 

And embracing the new Metro style design, People, Photos and Calendar are being revamp.

Windows 8 Metro Style Communications Apps

Source The Windows Blog

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Mauro Huculak is a Windows expert and the Editor-in-Chief who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He is also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 12 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows, software, and related technologies, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and About.me.