I also occasionally use TeamViewer to connect to other people's PCs to help diagnose problems.
So I run IIS 7.5 on my PCs. In reality now I no longer need XP mode.
Would 'basic' Windows 8 give me the ability to do these things, or do I need to go Windows 8 Pro?
Also my desktop and laptop - both running W7 Pro - network and share folders, etc. I assume that I don't need the Can join a Windows domain feature in W8 Pro to do this - I hope!
We have more and more laws, and less and less enforcement