Windows 8 to store setting in the cloud

Posted on Wednesday, September 28 2011 @ 12:40 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
The Tech Report writes Windows 8 will be capable of storing setting in the cloud via Windows Live. This will be an optional feature.
As Microsoft's Katie Frigon explains on the Building Windows 8 blog, Windows 8 will use Windows Live IDs to store user settings in the cloud, making customizations system-independent. When you log into a Windows 8 machine with your Windows Live ID, you'll purportedly be able 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 are used to!
  • Easily reacquire 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.
  • When you buy a Windows 8 PC and set up your user account for the first time, you can optionally choose to create an account that is associated to a Windows Live ID.




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