Live Mesh Is Indeed Now Open

Where we were wondering before, we can now confirm that Live Mesh is indeed open to anyone with a valid Windows Live ID. Open to anyone in the US without having to adjust a thing, and open to anybody elsewhere in the world willing/able to adjust their OS’es region and language setting to EN-US. The announcement has been made on the Live Mesh Forum:

Live Mesh is now openly available to anyone in the U.S.

The Live Mesh team is pleased to announce that anyone in the U.S. can now use Live Mesh just by signing in to with a valid Windows Live ID. No sign up needed to participate!

International Customers

With Live Mesh open to anyone in the US, our international friends can join in the fun early as well – with one caveat: you must be willing to change your Windows operating system region and language setting to EN-US. Once you do this you will be able to immediately sign in to Live Mesh with a valid Windows Live ID. Please be aware that this may cause other applications that specifically require your native country region and language settings to encounter problems.


Once you’ve begun using Live Mesh, we’d love to hear from you! We are working hard to create the best experience and appreciate any feedback you have. Please send us feedback using our online form. You can also submit (and view others’) feedback and bugs here on the Microsoft Connect website.

Thank you,
The Live Mesh team

Change region setting? Wait a minute, that requirement was taken out in a previous update! Hmm…anyways if any trouble getting in or installing/running the client software check out these settings (Vista: on the Location and on the Administrative tab in Regional and Language Options).

Update: Turns out there is a cap on the # of new users they are letting in at this time. Check out the followup post for details.

Update2: There is now mobile access to Live Mesh! 

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