Windows Live Mesh To Be Officially Retired On February 13, 2013

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Microsoft today announced that Windows Live Mesh will be officially retired on Feb 13, 2013. Live Mesh was started as an ambitious project by Microsoft as their cloud desktop under the guidance of former executive Ray Ozzie. However it lost its way competing with internal teams such as Windows. Later, Microsoft rebranded Live Mesh as Windows Live Mesh and removed some features to integrate it with SkyDrive. And now Microsoft has announced the end of this project.

With the significant investments in bringing the DNA of Mesh together with SkyDrive, there are now over 200 million people that have used SkyDrive, and more and more are making the move every day. So while Windows Live Mesh was at one point used by a few million people, most have made the move and there are now less than 25,000 active users of Windows Live Mesh.

As a result, we’re announcing today that Windows Live Mesh will be officially retired on February 13, 2013, and we’re starting to communicate with the remaining Mesh users and provide a set of instructions on how to keep their files in sync and alternative options for some of the features they’re still using.

Microsoft has posted a guide for Mesh users to migrate to SkyDrive which you can read from the link below.

Source: Windows Blog

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  • http://twitter.com/outlaw_d Big D

    SkyDrive > Drop Box > Google Docs > iCloud

  • http://twitter.com/counterblow the person

    i saw this one coming. Already migrated from Mesh to Skydrive, but Mesh still was the best for giving you remote access to your PC.

  • http://twitter.com/counterblow the person

    i saw this one coming. Already migrated from Mesh to Skydrive, but Mesh still was the best for giving you remote access to your PC.

  • http://twitter.com/counterblow the person

    i saw this one coming. Already migrated from Mesh to Skydrive, but Mesh still was the best for giving you remote access to your PC.

  • Pirks

    so how do I go remote desktop now? I loved mesh remote PC control, anything MS is replacing it with?

  • Pirks

    so how do I go remote desktop now? I loved mesh remote PC control, anything MS is replacing it with?

  • PoohGQ

    I would like to move my files from the cloud/Mesh to my PC. Can anyone direct me where to locate a copy of the install file for Mesh so I can move my files to my desktop? When I did a clean install to Win 8 I lost the ability to sync with Mesh but it the site still recognize and is still syncing although my 5 Gigs is and has been filled up for the last 2 years.

    • http://www.facebook.com/vanminh.nguyen.73 Văn Minh Nguyễn

      It should be situated in your old folder on your P.C. if not it must’ve moved to Microsoft SkyDrive, at-least when I migrated from Windows Live Mesh to Windows 8.

      • PoohGQ

        I hope it was automatically moved from Mesh to Skydrive because I lost my Mesh desktop folder when I installed W8 and downloaded new WLE (Windows Live Essentials) which doesn’t have Mesh included.

  • jeff

    Mesh was the best with its peer to peer sync. I miss that. It was superior to Skydrive hub and spoke model.