Hi, I'm running into the same problem on a fresh install of Windows 8 Pro. Windows 8 and Evernote were both installed only yesterday. Neither the Desktop nor the full-screen/Metro app can connect to the server - desktop version pops up a message saying it can't connect, full-screen version goes on forever cycling thru the initial animation. I can, however, use the Chrome Evernote Web Clipper as well as bring up the Evernote web and see my notes there. However, I still can't do everything I want, since the web version does not let me copy/paste snapshots. I am only limited to web page clips. :-( I tried clearing my IE cache, rebooting, but nothing helped. If anyone has had any more success, I would appreciate any help. Thanks.