Robert McLaws: Windows Edition

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Live Mesh: Not Quite Fully Open, Just More Accounts

A few Microsoft news outlets are reporting that Live Mesh is now open to everyone. While the original forums post lead people to believe this, it’s not true. Basically, the Live Mesh team doubled the number of maximum users for the Tech Beta, and removed the requirement for a Microsoft Connect account.

So if you want in, you’d better hurry up and get an account, before they run out.

Posted on Jul 16 2008, 10:54 AM by Robert McLaws
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  • William K. Goodbody said:

    I have tried Live Mesh, and while I find the Remote Access feature neat, It is very slow in painting the screen, even on a fast connection on bothe ends.

    July 18, 2008 1:44 PM
  • Bryan said:

    I've just installed it tonight, first impressions are that it is cool, but needs work.  On my laptop I dragged the contents of a folder atop my live mesh folder, the .docx document created a folder instead of a .docx file.  No drag-n-drop, so when I fixed up the booboo from above I had to re-upload the files (22mb).  I wasn't able to remote to my laptop, says there should be a notice on the laptop itself to advise if I need to do something, but there wasn't any notice.

    I agree with William, screen painting was quite slow, but I'm not playing a game so it's not massively critical at this stage.

    July 22, 2008 6:56 AM