The primary purpose for this is sharing of Windows settings across multiple computers, all of which would have to be running Windows 8 of course. You can either select settings to share between computers or simply use Microsoft's default settings.
In addition, it will allow you to automatically load Metro style apps purchased from the Windows App Store and automatically login to websites which use Windows Live authentication.
Shared settings will be divided into the following groups:
- Ease of access
- Language preferences
- Web browser
- Other stuff
- Some passwords
If you have a regular Windows login, you will also be able to associate your Windows Live ID with it later on. There will be a password requirement in order to do that.
They haven't clarified exactly how strong the password will need to be. They've just said a blank password will be forbidden.
Written by: Rich Fiscus @ 27 Sep 2011 19:22