12. HomeGroups and SkyDrive
As you might have realized by now, a big component of the Surface (and Windows 8 devices in general) is the capability to share files and content with friends and family. Both HomeGroups and SkyDrive make that possible, but in different ways. HomeGroups enable you to see files that others have shared on your home network. SkyDrive enables you to share files with anyone who has Internet access, and you can use SkyDrive to share files between all of your devices as well.
Using HomeGroups is a convenient way to share files with others on your network. ...