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Microsoft app syncs Windows 8, Windows Phone 8

The companion app, published just ahead of today's big Windows Phone 8 event, lets you sync devices running the phone OS with laptops and tablets running Windows 8 or RT.

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This Microsoft app syncs up Windows Phone 8 with Windows 8 for photos, videos, and music. Microsoft

Microsoft has released a Windows Phone 8 companion app for its new desktop operating systems, Windows 8 and Windows RT.

The app, apparently published just before Windows Phone 8 gets fully detailed on Monday, makes it possible to synchronise photos, videos and music between Microsoft's mobile and desktop devices.

According to the listing information, the app's functionality gets embedded in various Windows 8 features — for example, the user does not need to fire up the app in order to pull photos from their Windows Phone 8 device into their desktop Photos app.

Microsoft officially launched Windows 8 on Friday, and will take the wraps off Windows Phone 8 later today.

CNET's live Windows Phone 8 coverage begins here Monday at 9:30 a.m. PT. The keynote kicks off at 10 a.m. PT.

Read more of "Windows 8 companion app helps Microsoft desktops and phones sync better" at ZDNet.