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Does Windows 8.1 Address Windows Rt's Achilles' Heel: Cloud Connections?

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On the Surface RT, you can't sync files from SkyDrive to Windows RT (unless they're OneNote notebooks, which can sync and be available offline, meaning that this is perfectly possible on RT — even in Windows Store apps). The only way to take files with you is to open them in Office; any changes you made get synced back when you reconnect, making a mockery of the idea that Windows RT can't sync to SkyDrive. It's just that Microsoft hasn't enabled it.

 

See:  http://www.zdnet.com/windows-rts-achilles-heel-cloud-connections-7000009933/

 

Has Windows 8.1 resolved this issue?

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FinsUpDNC

8.1 does fix this issue.  You can select to sync all or individual folders.

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WolfJT

There is also a way to sync skydrive files to the SD drive too. I find this a very good feature.

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