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Pop Quiz: Windows 8.1 Syncing Device Settings

Applies to the "Configure access to resources" objective of Exam 70-687.

Q: A company's user would like to sync their device settings between their company device and a personal device.

Which option is used to sync device settings between devices?

  1. Windows OneDrive
  2. Trusted Devices
  3. Work Folders
  4. Workplace Join


Answer is B. A trusted device as designated by the owner of the Microsoft account used to login to the device will cache certain credentials and copy application settings between devices.

Quick Tip: Connecting a Microsoft account to multiple devices and choosing the option to Trust this Device allows application settings such as web browser favorites to synchronize between those devices.

Reference: Trusted devices: FAQ

Bonus Question: What are the hardware requirements of Windows To Go? (The answer, of course, will be revealed next time!)

Answer to bonus question from last week: A HomeGroup can include Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 devices including Windows RT. However a Windows RT device cannot create the HomeGroup.


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