As you may know, I created my own private cloud / icloud – miCloud. I personally prefer to host my data on my own. In conjunction with my iPhone and iPad I really love the app File Explorer with an FTP access to my private iCloud and SkyDrive, Dropbox, Box.net and Google Drive connection. So I transferred all my data from the PC (Windows 7 Home Premium) to my private iCloud. But on the one hand I want to have direct access on my PC, on the other hand I want to backup my data.
Some weeks ago I installed Windows 8 Pro and I was surprised if SyncToy 2.1 will run on Windows 8 Pro (although knowing that there is a sync center): And it will! It works perfectly in conjunction with My Book Live as the NAS of my private iCloud / cloud (‘miCloud). There is no reason for me to change a running system. I stick to SyncToy!