Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Microsoft opens Live Mesh Preview to more users and Mobile Mesh released!

Microsoft announced witnin the last week or so that they will be opening up the Live Mesh Tech Preview. You can sign up directly, with no waiting list, if your country/region is the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, or New Zealand.

To sign up see

Paul Thurrot describes live mesh in this way "Under the Live Mesh paradigm, users create a "mesh" of interconnected devices, including PCs, Macs, various mobile devices, and a Web-based desktop. (In the current prerelease version, only PCs and the Web desktop are enabled.) You can synchronize folders (and their contents) between all of these devices, providing you with anytime-anywhere access to your data. Live Mesh also provides PC remote control functionality, so you can use your PC when away from home, for example, over the Internet."

I have been testing the service for several months. If you install Silverlight on your system you can back up all of your pictures to the Mesh "cloud" and view them as a slide show for example. As well as upload your music and play it from online Mesh folders with the silverlight plugin. Mesh lets you open Microsoft Office files directly from your online folders also.

Also of note MOBILE users can connect to their Mesh account now. See the blog entry here about Mobile Mesh

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