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Live Mesh Goes Mobile and P2P – Mac Version Coming Soon

There has been a lot of development around Microsoft’s Live Mesh platform in the last few days. Just last week, Microsoft opened up Live Mesh to all users and quietly released a mobile version. Today, Microsoft has also announced that is is rolling out a major update of the Live Mesh infrastructure tonight and that it will allow users to sync files directly between different devices without having to sync to the Live Desktop first. This will allow users to bypass the 5GB limit of Live Mesh’s online storage.

Going P2P

Allowing users to bypass the Live Mesh online storage by directly copying files from one machine to another is a major enhancement to Live Mesh. 5GB are not a very large amount of storage anymore, especially if you want to share videos or photos. Bypassing the Live Desktop of course means that those files are not available online from anywhere anymore, but for a lot of usage scenarios (backup, syncing between desktop and laptop etc.), the online storage wasn’t really necessary anyway. Still, it would be nice to see Microsoft up the 5GB limit, or allow users to purchase more space.

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