Sync, Share, and access Any PC, Anywhere, Any Time

by on May 9th, 2009

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Guess what? You can share data from Here, there, everywhere… and anywhere using your PC, MAC or mobile phone and access it anywhere using your PC, MAC or mobile phone or friend’s PC, MAC or mobile phone. You can even access your office PC desktop remotely at your home PC. wicked…eh! All you need is a Windows Live ID. (email address at www.live.com). Your work computer. Your home laptop. Your Mac. Your mobile phone. Devices live in multiple places. But the files you need—and the programs that open them—often don’t. Live Mesh changes all that. Stop e-mailing yourself. Get files across your devices by synchronizing them instead.

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By definition you can say that: Live Mesh is a ‘software-plus-services’ platform and experience from Microsoft that enables PCs and other devices to ‘come alive’ by making them aware of each other through the Internet, enabling individuals and organizations to manage, access, and share their files and applications seamlessly on the Web and across their world of devices.

Sync, share, and access the information you care about – wherever you happen to be, with Live Mesh. Live Mesh is a data synchronization system from Microsoft that allows files, folders and other data to be shared and synchronized across multiple devices (including your mobile phone). Once a folder is set for synchronization, it will be available in all devices, and any changes made to the content of the folder will be reflected across all devices (even your mobile phone). Live Mesh uses FeedSync to convey the changes made in each device so that the changes can be synchronized. The information about devices and folders participating in a synchronization relationship is not stored locally but at the service-end. Devices in a sync relationship are collectively referred to as a Mesh. Live Mesh is part of Live Services, one of the building blocks of Microsoft’s Azure Services Platform a “cloud” platform hosted at Microsoft data centers.

Add a device to your mesh and you can have folders sync automatically between all your devices and your Live Desktop. To add a device to your mesh, you’ll need to download and install the Live Mesh software. Why chase your files and folders around? Keep them synchronized between your computer and your Live Desktop, so you always have the most up-to-date versions at hand anywhere. Show off your photos to friends. Or share a file with a colleague. Live Mesh makes sharing a folder easy. Especially if you’ve already added your computer to your mesh and synchronized your folders. Access your Live Desktop from anywhere. From any computer that’s connected to the Internet, go to the Live Mesh website (mesh.com) and sign in with your Windows Live ID. You’ll be taken to your Devices page. Click Live Desktop, and then click Connect. There is your remote PC in hand with full access and control. Make sure you’ve added both computers to your mesh and the remote computer is turned on and connected to the Internet. Open the Devices section of the Live Mesh notifier (located in the notification area of your Windows taskbar), and then click the computer you want to connect to. Even if you’re not using one of your own computers, you can still connect to it via the web. From the Devices page of the Live Mesh website, click the device you want to connect to, and then click Connect. Use Live Mesh from any mobile web browser. On your mobile phone, go to www.mesh.com and sign in using your Windows Live ID. You’ll see your Live Desktop tailored to fit your mobile phone’s display. From here, you can choose to automatically sync pictures from your mobile phone with your mesh, access other folders, read news about your mesh, and more.

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With Live Mesh you get:

  • Devices page (Mesh Management)
  • Live Desktop (Your Windows PC on the web, complete with 5 GB of free storage space)
  • Mesh bar
  • Notifier (snapshot of your mesh in your taskbar)
  • News (continuous feed detailing activities in your mesh)
  • Live Mesh Remote Desktop (Transport yourself to another computer in your mesh)
  • Your files shared at Mac
  • Your File at your Mobile

Live Mesh Website

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  1. David Mott says:

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