Roundup: Microsoft Mesh Unveiled

Last night’s launch of Microsoft Mesh is a hot topic today on tech news sites and blogs. Here are some quick links to help understand Mesh, and some early impressions;

  • Live Mesh: Everything We’ve Told You About: The LiveSide blog, which has provided much of the early news about Mesh and its capabilities, provides an overview and screen shots.
  • Making Sense of Live Mesh: A Q-and-A from “If your eyes are glossing over from all the mentions of seamlessness, synchronization, and software plus services, here’s our best attempt at making sense of things.”
  • Live Mesh: The Version You Can Understand: Mashable also opts for a Q-and-A approach. the short version: “Live Mesh is a service that lets you synchronize your settings, files, feeds and applications on several computers.”

  • Mary Joe Foley opts for a top 10 list, and addresses future business use of the consumer-focused Live Mesh: “But Microsoft also foresees a broader scenario, with Live Mesh being customized by various Microsoft development teams, as well as third-party ones, to be able to sync/share line-of-business data. Someday.”
  • Robert Scoble: “Microsoft’s fans are delivered to the promised land.”
  • Silicon Alley Insider: “Mesh is Microsoft’s effort to stop the software-as-a-service tsunami that could severely damage them. I don’t think it will work.”
  • The official home page.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.