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Skydrive & Windows 8 Show Cloud Potential

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IndyLux

In a recent post, Dave showed us how installing the SkyDrive app gave you access to your computers including shared/mapped folders such as those on your server. I installed it on my laptop running the release preview of Windows 8 and found a surprising behavior. In the pictures app, I see my HTPC listed and I can view all of my pictures natively in the app. It looks just like my local pictures, SkyDrive, Facebook, and Flickr tiles. It's fast and looks great! I don't see music or videos being populated, but those are natively indexed in SkyDrive yet. What a cool future where I can open my Music, Videos, and Pictures apps in Windows 8 and be able to see all of the files on my home server via SkyDrive.

 

Oddly, when I go to SkyDrive.com, I do not have access to the pictures folder on my server. Strange.

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pcdoc

In a recent post, Dave showed us how installing the SkyDrive app gave you access to your computers including shared/mapped folders such as those on your server. I installed it on my laptop running the release preview of Windows 8 and found a surprising behavior. In the pictures app, I see my HTPC listed and I can view all of my pictures natively in the app. It looks just like my local pictures, SkyDrive, Facebook, and Flickr tiles. It's fast and looks great! I don't see music or videos being populated, but those are natively indexed in SkyDrive yet. What a cool future where I can open my Music, Videos, and Pictures apps in Windows 8 and be able to see all of the files on my home server via SkyDrive.

 

Oddly, when I go to SkyDrive.com, I do not have access to the pictures folder on my server. Strange.

 

I posted on that bug since the beta in my last two write ups. Very annoying. I have the same issue with looking at files on the local server. It has hit other sites as well and I just hope that they fix it for the release version. That would stop me all together from upgrading if I cannot access local content.

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IndyLux

I posted on that bug since the beta in my last two write ups. Very annoying. I have the same issue with looking at files on the local server. It has hit other sites as well and I just hope that they fix it for the release version. That would stop me all together from upgrading if I cannot access local content.

I was thinking this is a FEATURE, not a bug. There are some issues with local library population, but I would almost prefer the cloud based app population from my home content which is what the Pictures app seems to be doing.

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I was thinking this is a FEATURE, not a bug. There are some issues with local library population, but I would almost prefer the cloud based app population from my home content which is what the Pictures app seems to be doing.

 

My mistake, I interpreted your earlier post incorrectly, thought you where talking direct access not through skydrive. Your right Skydrive is very cool and access to all files is very cool.

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sabihahmed

Right said by both the members. This should be consider as an additional feature not a bug and i believe they are working on it to come up with something better. SkyDrive is a good option. I had it few months back but don't why hotmail always become an headache for me :( I have been receiving annoying buys on my account so direly i had to shut it down. Now, i am using SugarSync and it works good for me!

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