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Microsoft Unveils Live Mesh Web Service

10:50 am on Apr 23, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Microsoft has lifted the lid on a new web service called Live Mesh, designed to connect a multiplicity of devices and applications online.

The service is seen by many as a key plank in the company's vision for the future of the web.

Live Mesh is designed to blur the lines between running software and storing data on a desktop and "in the cloud".

Microsoft's Amit Mital said Live Mesh would "connect and bring devices together... to work in concert". "This new software-plus-services platform enables PCs and other devices to 'come alive' by making them aware of each other through the internet," said Mr Mital.

Microsoft Unveils Live Mesh Web Service [news.bbc.co.uk]
3:33 pm on Apr 23, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I wonder what sort of security issues this will cause? :)
9:56 pm on Apr 23, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Well, you remember in Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines, when everything from cash registers to television signals were failing at the same time, world wide . . .
10:40 am on Apr 25, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Microsoft will face the Google's competition from many web based services directly.
6:00 pm on Apr 25, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Live Mesh is really a great leap forward but it will take a while for people to understand it.

If I'm understanding it right. I can put a document that I'm working on in my office into a special folder and over the weekend retrieve the document and update it. Then on Monday morning, the document will be as I changed it when I get to my office.

There are other ways to do this but they lack the simplicity of Live Mesh.

Or I can put a document in a special folder and the guy on the west coast can review it and make changes and put it back and it's on my office computer when I get in, in the morning.

It seems to have a small start up. I need to set up the folder and sign up for Live Mesh. After that I'm just using my Word program to update a document.

Sounds good to me!

5:32 am on Apr 27, 2008 (gmt 0)

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the new legal p2p ? forget torrent, forget limewire.

just live mesh to a public mesh and leech away!