Your Windows everywhere
Sign in and your Windows 8 device becomes yours because your personalization, desktop
background, and settings are all there. Whether you set it up once just the way you want
it or change it often, when you sign in even a brand-new PC lights up with everything that
makes Windows yours. And anyone you share your Windows 8 PC with can have their own
personalized, cloud-connected access by signing in with their own Microsoft account.
Start a project on one PC, and ﬁnish it on another. When you use the cloud to store your
information, the boundaries between devices dissolve. Your apps, games, music, photos,
ﬁles, and settings aren’t stored on one device because they’re in one place: the cloud.
Sign in to any of your Windows 8 PCs and access all of your stuﬀ from virtually anywhere.
Connected to your people
Use mail and messaging apps to communicate with all your friends, family, and co-workers.
And you won’t need to invite them twice. If you have contacts all over the place, you’re
in luck because whether you originally added a contact in Hotmail, Messenger, Facebook,
Twitter, Gmail, or some other service, if you choose to connect them, that contact is available
in your apps as soon as you sign in to your PC with your Microsoft account. You can have
a fully connected address book with the People app. See the people you care about, their
updates, and all the diﬀerent ways to communicate and share with them—all in one place.
The People app helps you keep track of what’s going on—all in one place.
Connected to your ﬁles
Your Microsoft account goes where you go. You can switch from one Windows 8 device to
another and be ready to pick up where you left oﬀ just by signing in. When your ﬁles are in
the cloud and you have an Internet connection, you can access photos and other ﬁles on
Microsoft SkyDrive just like you access other things on your PC, and you can get to them
from any web-connected device.
SkyDrive and an Internet connection give you access to practically everything on your PC
With Microsoft Family Safety, you can set up accounts for your children so you don’t have to
worry as much about their online activity. Family Safety will monitor your children’s activities
and let you know what they’re doing. By connecting your account, you’ll be able to get
weekly email reports in your inbox. You can also set up web ﬁltering, time limits,
and app restrictions.
Family safety in the cloud