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Windows Live Sync to be named Windows Live Mesh
bill




msg:4193363
 2:09 am on Aug 28, 2010 (gmt 0)

Windows Live Sync to be named Windows Live Mesh [windowsteamblog.com]

Renaming Windows Live Sync to Windows Live Mesh

In our beta release, we brought the best of Windows Live Sync and Live Mesh together. With the addition of remote access and cloud storage, we understand that the new program does more than sync files. So following the beta period, weíll be using the name Windows Live Mesh going forward, which we feel best reflects our broader goal of allowing you to access your stuff across your devices.

More cloud storage

We continue to see that the primary way customers are syncing files is between their different PCs (or Macs). And we will continue to make it easy to sync virtually unlimited amounts of data between your PCs. When syncing files to the cloud, beta participants get 2 GB of synced cloud storage. Only 2% of these participants are using more than 1.5 GB. However, Live Mesh offers 5 GB, and while only a small number of Live Mesh customers use all their space, we want to ease migration and increase the online storage limit from 2 GB to 5 GB.

 

Brett_Tabke




msg:4196062
 2:06 pm on Sep 3, 2010 (gmt 0)

Sync was not the word they needed to change. The word is LIVE that needs to change. I still don't understand it. If I didn't know better, I think someone should advise microsoft that they need to get into the online docs game before Google walks away with it. ;-)

bill




msg:4196418
 6:49 am on Sep 4, 2010 (gmt 0)

I'm not a fan of the Live brand either. It's weak.

The issue here is that they had 2 similar programs; Mesh and Sync. Mesh was the stronger product. It had better brand recognition among the people who used the products.

they need to get into the online docs game before Google walks away with it. ;-)

You haven't seen Docs [docs.com...] or heard of their tieup with FaceBook? [facebook.com...] or perhaps seen their free online version of Office [office.microsoft.com...] ?

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