Now every person who uses Windows 8 or Windows Phone will have access to a SkyDrive, where you can put your most important files. These are stored in the cloud, accessible from any browser, and connected to the apps Microsoft has built for Windows 8 and Windows Phone. And you can share things with anyone, over email or through networks like Facebook, LinkedIn, or Twitter.
Metro style represents a new way to write applications, and Microsoft has rewritten its applications from the ground up based on the new Windows 8 platform. The new applications target the new Windows 8 runtime and embrace the Metro style design principles, and cloud powered by Windows Live service. An important aspect of the applications is that they are connected to the services you use every day, so you can quickly get a view of what?s happening. Most people have more than one mail address, and Mail connects to multiple mail accounts, at home or at work. Calendar connects to your work and personal calendar, as well as calendars from friends, co-workers, or family members who have a Windows Live ID. People is a connected address book, bringing together contacts from work, home, and popular networks including Facebook and LinkedIn. Messaging keeps track of all of your IM conversations across Messenger, Facebook, and other connected IM networks. And Photos lets you view your photos, whether on your PC, another PC, SkyDrive, or other popular services.