Files 0.1, Book 0.17 and some notes about SkyDrive

Here's a very early version of the FILES chapter, which will focus on the SkyDrive app and (probably) the File Explorer desktop utility. I originally figured there'd be a SkyDrive chapter, but of course SkyDrive is multi-faceted in Windows 8.1 and some reorganization was required.

What's here is super-basic and barely worth discussing, beyond the fact that I'm sort of wondering if File Explorer isn't something that should wait for a post-1.0 update to the book. I don't want to completely ignore the desktop, of course, but let's face it: Most of the new stuff is on the desktop side. We'll see how that evolves.

But splitting out the SkyDrive sync content meant we needed a place for that. I've added a "Users" chapter early on in the book that will expand on that this area, and include the SkyDrive sync part.

I would have gotten more done, but I've been fairly wracked by the flu. But the goal as always is smaller and more frequent updates. So I'll try to get on track for that this week.

Feedback is always appreciated.


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Files 0.1 – 6 pages

Windows 8.1 Book 0.17 – 191 pages