New Windows 8 Forensics Guide shows how a lingering cache of automatically collected contacts are stored unencrypted on a Windows 8 client
As you probably know, Windows 8 connects with all sorts of networks, social and otherwise.
The Metro Mail app has built-in hooks for Hotmail, Gmail, and Exchange; Metro Photos links to Facebook and Flickr; the Metro People app (which stores contacts) can pull data from Hotmail, Gmail, Exchange, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
All you have to do is log on to Windows 8 with a Microsoft account
, then go out and connect the online dots.