Live Mesh Windows Mobile client teased

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At the Microsoft TechEd Australia 2008 conference keynote this morning, Dr. Neil and Amit Mital teased a very quick preview of the Live Mesh application running on a Windows Mobile Palm Treo Pro which should be publically available in the coming months.

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During the short demonstration, Dr. Neil took a photo of Amit on stage with his mobile phone which then wireless synced with the Live Mesh computer.

In the broader picture syncing of data is just one of three components to the Live Mesh platform. They envision unified device management to remotely manage health, status, location and capability of devices; unified application deployment with synced configurations and settings for those applications; and finally unified data management across any device.

Imagine putting a Zune on the Live Mesh and allowing it to sync with your unified music library that spans across different computers, different devices and even different platforms.

22 insightful thoughts

  1. and those are just the core scenarios…. Live Mesh is something i have dived myself into and i have found that what it can get to be is nothing short of incredible.

  2. And they’re all great future scenarios, like all those incredible scenarios for the future I’ve heard, none of which have delivered. When are we going to see any of this? Currently Mesh is nothing more than a glorified syncing tool.

  3. Didn’t they showed also something even remotely looking like support for Silverlight mobile (since Live Mesh use some silverlight on the browser) ?
    I hope it will be annonced soon …

  4. @ Steven
    Music with DMR is still a file, so it will send the file to the device the same way you would moved a file in explorer.

  5. “Frank — it is a glorified synchronisation tool”

    So “device management to remotely manage health, status, location and capability of devices; unified application deployment with synced configurations and settings for those applications; and finally unified data management across any device” got dropped?

  6. Vista Ultimate Extras… Silverlight mobile… Live Mesh…

    … I wish Microsoft would spend less time talking about technology but instead actually delivering on what they promise.

  7. Then imagine it actually being released. Sure, eventually we’ll probably get some sort of half baked release, at which point it will have been surpassed by the competition already who are just able to ship sooner.

    Like tom, I wish Microsoft would just shut up and deliver. I’ve had enough of these “Look at this amazing technology we have cooking for you!” videos and want to see an actual product that changes everything the way they always promise.

  8. It’s not that bloody good at all.

    In Australia, it’s slow as heck. Not to mention it has to resync an entire file when a small part changes. Even their own file formats do this.

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