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Beginning Windows 8 by Mike Halsey

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CHAPTER 4

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Sharing with Family and Friends

Windows 7 introduced the concept of HomeGroup, enabling us to share our files, music, photos, and video easily within small networks. Windows 8 is taking sharing to the next logical level with built-in sharing for apps of all description.

With Windows 8, apps that send or receive information, such as pictures, don’t need to be programmed to import and export files to and from other programs. Windows 8 now handles it all. This opens new opportunities for sharing, but some of the traditional methods of sharing files, folders, and network hardware still exist. In this chapter, I’ll show you how to share ...

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