Is it me or is the rhythm (or “cadence” if you want to be trendy Winking smile) of the “Building Windows 8” blog posts starting to increase as we head towards the Windows 8 Consumer Preview being made available next week?

I use a number of online file storage services and the big two for me are SkyDrive and DropBox so I’m genuinely excited to get a sneak preview of how SkyDrive might look as a Metro style app on Windows 8 and also the work around SkyDrive on the desktop.

Once again, the scale of some of the numbers are “scary huge” ( that’s a technical term );

“We currently store approximately 10 petabytes of user data”

“Hotmail stores over 100PB of user data”

Head on over to the Building 8 blog for the full detail (including a video demo).

Building Windows 8: Connecting your apps, files, PCs and devices to the cloud with SkyDrive and Windows 8