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All posts tagged "Live Mesh"


Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Live Mesh Goes into Public Tech Preview

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Software" @ 10:00 AM

http://https://www.mesh.com/Welcome/Welcome.aspx

Microsoft has opened up their Live Mesh service to the general public in the form of a "tech preview" which is a nicer way of saying "mostly still beta". I've been using Live Mesh for a couple of months now, and it's a pretty cool service. You set a folder to be "Live Meshed" and not only will it be kept in sync between multiple computers, the contents of the folder will be kept in the cloud (where you have 5 GB of storage). I think there's a lot of potential here, especially since they've stated they'll be targeting mobile devices. I've been dreaming of having my FlexWallet file be pushed to my device when there's a change in it, because connecting my device with my desktop computer is something I just don't do anymore. I was hoping for years that the FolderShare team would release a Windows Mobile client, but they're still struggling to get the service stable, so no joy there. If you have a desktop and a laptop, and haven't checked out Live Mesh yet, you should.


Tuesday, May 6, 2008

More On Live Mesh: The Sync Nirvana?

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Articles & Resources" @ 07:00 PM

http://www.news.com/8301-13953_3-99...tag=blog.promos

"Live Mesh is trying to solve a key user problem--how to mesh the desktop, mobile, and the Web for consumers and developers. For example, Live Mesh can provide core underlying infrastructure for synchronization, collaboration, and other services. "This does represent a pretty significant advance for Microsoft, bringing the Web to Windows and Windows to the Web and connecting them super-well," Treadwell said. I asked Treadwell if Live Mesh is designed as a core and pervasive layer for the Web, as Windows is for the desktop. "I don't think Live Mesh should be a required piece of technology, but we do view it as something that would enhance the user experience, with protocols that make it easy to connect with other services, such as Twitter." He went on to say that Live Mesh will enable a broad variety of usage scenarios, taking advantage of the standard Internet protocols."



Live Mesh fascinates me - but what fascinates me the most is how Microsoft can have a service in place such as FolderShare, yet still go ahead with developing Live Mesh. Although it's certainly obvious that Live Mesh is broader and deeper than FolderShare - or so I hear, because they're not giving out beta invites to anyone outside the USA (sheesh!). Live Mesh seems to touch on all aspects of sync - device to device, device to cloud, cloud to device, etc. If all the pieces come together, this could be an impressive solution.

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