Behind-the-scene tidbits of ASUS WebStorage development for Windows 8 – Ups and downs our product manager and senior software engineer have been through

WebStorage for Win8
WebStorage for Win8

In 2013, touch control is increasingly mature and commonplace for laptops, tablets, and ATMs, not to mention Windows 8, which is especially designed for touch control devices.  In order to help consumers easily operate ASUS WebStorage apps for Windows 8, we were invited to develop Windows Store App at the end of May 2012.  Because ASUS Cloud is a pioneer of Windows 8 platform development, we experienced more issues than we did in other platform developments; we had to independently grope our way out. Continue reading Behind-the-scene tidbits of ASUS WebStorage development for Windows 8 – Ups and downs our product manager and senior software engineer have been through

How to use ASUS WebStorage on Windows 8

Please first download, install, and register ASUS WebStorage (Download and installation instruction).

After that, open Windows 8 Style UI to enter the green-background app page.  There are two areas on the app page, Space and Tag.  In Space, there are MySyncFolder, Back-up Data, and My Collection.  In Tag, there is Starred, where all the files starred can be found.

Slide the screen leftwards to show what is on the right side of the screen.

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ASUS WebStorage-enabled easy and seamless upgrade to Windows 8

On October 26, 2012, Microsoft announced its Windows 8 across tablet and PC interfaces.  The new operating system, because of its Desktop Style UI and Windows 8 Style UI, features rather different interfacing and usage.

New operating systems launched in every several years always require different hardware specs and incur cumbersome migration to new computers because exiting data need to be copied onto separate hard disc drives and then copied onto new computers; repeated copying for several times is consuming enough.

ASUS WebStorage now resolves the hassle of repeated copying accompanied with a long wait, enabling easy and seamless upgrade to Windows 8.  

Familiar desktop experience that facilitates upgrade

The Windows 8 desktop interface would look familiar to anyone who has the experience in using Windows 7, but there are some differences between the two operating systems.  The biggest difference of Windows 8 is its lack of a start icon on the taskbar, but ASUS WebStorage can still be activated by clicking on its desktop shortcut.  To do so, ASUS WebStorage Sync Agent Windows 8 should be downloaded first.

easy upgrade to Windows 8

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