As you’ve read this post, Microsoft reveals Live Mesh, announced on Live Mesh blog as a Technology preview. Live Mesh is a web platform: a software + services approach to synching, sharing, storing, and accessing files and folders from your devices and on the web is all correct, Live Mesh aims a lot higher than just a Foldershare type file synching program.
To start with, here’s a quick overview of Live Mesh and a couple quick screenshots. We’ll have lots more coming up in subsequent posts:
What is Live Mesh?
Live Mesh is a “software-plus-services” platform and experience that enables PCs and other devices to “come alive” by making them aware of each other through the Internet, enabling individuals and organizations to manage, access, and share their files and applications seamlessly on the Web and across their world of devices. Live Mesh includes:
§ A platform that defines and models a user’s digital relationships between devices, data, applications, and people—made available to developers through an open data model and protocols.
§ A cloud service providing an implementation of the platform hosted in Microsoft data centers.
§ Software, a client implementation of the platform that enables local applications to run offline and interact seamlessly with the cloud.
§ A platform experience that exposes the key benefits of the platform for bringing together a user’s devices, files and applications, and social graph, with news feeds across all of these.
Jeff Hansen, Ori Amiga, and Noah Eddelstein from Live Mesh outlined the Live Mesh Platform, the four main components are:
- The Mesh Resources Model
- Array of Cloud Services
- The Mesh Operating Experience (MOE)
- XP and Vista to start
- Mac (coming soon)
- Mobile (coming soon)
- Protocols and APIs, the Mesh framework
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