promised by the Live Mesh team, today Microsoft opened it's Live Mesh
service to the masses and removed the limitation on what countries you were able
to sign up to use Live Mesh. The previous limitation was in place so Microsoft
could complete its testing with various language and locale settings.
Furthermore, the Live Mesh team rolled out an update which brings the service
and PC software to Beta with significant new features, and includes the first
technology previews of the promised Mac and Windows Mobile clients.
Unfortunately, both Betas, the Mac and Windows Mobile client are restricted to
certain countries for now as well as Microsoft is rolling out, during an initial
testing phase, a limited amount of clients only.
As explained by the Live Mesh team "these are both significant new software
investments for us, we're going to only provide them on a limited basis for now
(and mobile is restricted to only US or UK to start.) If you get a message
saying that we're at full capacity for these clients, keep an eye on the blog
here. We'll post updates as we increase availability over the coming months".
If you had no luck to get one of the Windows Mobile client, you can browse
http://m.mesh.com from your Windows Mobile or WAP-enabled phone which gives you
a lightweight way to view Mesh content (and, on phones that support it, upload
In addition to Mac and Windows Mobile support, Live Mesh now sports a whole
bunch of new features including:
- P2P sync which can be managed from your computer
- You can drag and drop files to folders on your Live Desktop
- You can select multiple files for upload or download
Any many, many more. Check out the Live Mesh Blog for more information.
Cheers ~ Arne