[windows2000] Microsoft to open Live Mesh Preview to more users

  • From: "Jim Kenzig" <jkenzig@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: THIN <thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, vista@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 5 Aug 2008 18:41:05 -0400

Microsoft announced witin 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 off line with the silverlight plugin.  Mesh lets you open
Microsoft Office files directly from your online folders.

Jim Kenzig
Blog: http://www.techblink.com

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