Live Mesh Technology Preview: First Look

By Kip Kniskern | In Featured, News | Posted April 23, 2008

So at 5 minutes after 9pm, I navigated to www.mesh.com, logged in with my Windows Live ID, and was off and running.  First order of business (after accepting the terms), was to add a couple of devices and synch some folders.

AddDeviceMesh1

notice that 64bit is supported

AddDeviceMesh

The download was 1.57mb and installed in less than 2 minutes, by unofficial count.  After adding a laptop, I created a folder and, by right clicking on it, transformed it into a Live Mesh folder:

AddFolderMesh

Note that once the folder is a Live Mesh Folder, it turns blue (the Live Mesh guys like blue!)

AddMembersMesh

So now on to the laptop, where again, I added it to the mesh, and synched the folder I created.

syncOptionsMesh

OK this is a little freaky.  In just a few seconds, the new Mesh folder was created on the laptop, and 2.5mb of files were synched over.  I then took a couple of screenshots on the laptop, added them to the Live Mesh folder, and they were almost immediately available on my desktop.  This is very very cool stuff, at first glance, but way more than we’re able to digest in a few minutes.

So just to recap, I just logged in to www.mesh.com, logged in, added two pc’s created a Live Mesh folder and dropped a couple mbs of files in it, synched it across to the laptop, added some pics to the live mesh folder on the laptop, which were immediately synched back, and wrote this blog post (me, the world’s slowest typer), all in less than 1/2 hour.  Hooboy this is gonna be fun…

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Posted April 23rd, 2008 at 1:43 pm
Category: Featured, News
Tags: Live Mesh