Microsoft Reminds Live Mesh Users About Discontinuation Of The Service

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Few weeks back Microsoft announced that it will discontinue its once ambitious project Live Mesh in favor of SkyDrive. Yesterday, Microsoft sent out reminder email to Live Mesh users about the future of Live Mesh service.

Here is the email,

Dear Mesh customer,

Recently we released the latest version of SkyDrive,   which you can use to:

  • Choose the files and folders on your SkyDrive that        sync on each computer.
  • Access your SkyDrive using a brand new app for        Android v2.3 or the updated apps for Windows Phone, iPhone, and iPad.
  • Collaborate online with the new Office Web apps,        including Excel forms, co-authoring in PowerPoint and embeddable Word        documents.

Currently 40% of   Mesh customers are actively using SkyDrive and based on the positive response   and our increasing focus on improving personal cloud storage, it makes sense   to merge SkyDrive and Mesh into a single product for anytime and anywhere   access for files. As a result, we will retire Mesh on February 13, 2013.   After this date, some Mesh functions, such as remote desktop and peer to peer   sync, will no longer be available and any data on the Mesh cloud, called Mesh   synced storage or SkyDrive synced storage, will be removed. The folders you   synced with Mesh will stop syncing, and you will not be able to connect to   your PCs remotely using Mesh.

We encourage you to try out   the new SkyDrive to see how it can meet your needs. During the transition   period, we suggest that, in addition to using Mesh, you sync your Mesh files   using SkyDrive. This way, you can try out SkyDrive without changing your   existing Mesh setup. For tips on transitioning to SkyDrive, see SkyDrive   for Mesh users on the Windows website. If you have questions, you can   post them in the SkyDrive   forums.

Mesh customers have been influential and your feedback has helped shape our   strategy for Mesh and SkyDrive. We would not be here without your support and   hope you continue to give us feedback as you use SkyDrive.

Sincerely,
The Windows Live   Mesh and SkyDrive teams

If you are a Mesh user still, its time to move on!



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