My iPad connects to my Surface via the USB port on the Surface. The iPad power cable allows the electric plug to be removed, leaving a USB connector for the Surface. There is no LAN so I guess that Bonjour bid me Au Revoir.
Letting no good deed go unpunished (sort of), this further underscores my requests for the addition of iDrive as connective tissue between my PC and the Apple devices that I want to share with, most specifically the iPad across the room.
Thanks again, J P. As you surmised, there appears to be a difference in functionality between your iTunes and mine. When I disconnect the wired iPad, the little iPhone-like icon disappears. It doesn't reappear until I rewire the iPad.
After I reran iTunes, I selected the iTunes Help button on the menu bar at the top. Then I selected the 'About iTunes' option at the bottom of that dropdown list. The pop-up window allows some info to scroll up from the bottom. It shows the following information: iTunes version 126.96.36.199
Thanks J P! You have reminded me that you mentioned that iTunes would work thru Wi-Fi. Yesterday I ran iTunes without connecting the iPad, and there was no little iPhone icon to the right of the 'Music' button. I did look around for the 'File Sharing' option elsewhere, but could not find it. This leads me to believe that the recent changes to iTunes has changed the WiFi option, among other things. One step forward, one back.
One big helping of crow on my plate; I found a different web address for DropBox, and found a free offering for a small slice of cloud storage, 2GB. I have downloaded the install program.
How can we raise the visibility of my desire to have iDrive added to the file sharing alternatives in RootsMagic?