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Microsoft to retire Live Mesh PC-sync service in February

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    Microsoft to retire Live Mesh PC-sync service in February

    Live Mesh fans, the day many of you feared has come: Microsoft is acknowledging its plans to "retire" its Live Mesh PC-sync service on February 13, 2013.

    "(W)e’re starting to communicate with the remaining Mesh users and provide a set of instructions on how to keep their files in sync and alternative options for some of the features they’re still using," said the Redmondians in a December 13 post on the "Inside SkyDrive" blog.

    Read more at source:
    Microsoft to retire Live Mesh PC-sync service in February 2013 | ZDNet

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    I'm going to strongly miss Live Mesh. I wish its features would be incorporated into SkyDrive, namely the ability to synch any folder outside of the skydrive folder.

    This was the reason why I kept Live Mesh around even though I had Dropbox and Skydrive. It was especially useful since I made many additions to the Microsoft Word dictionary and autocorrections and needed them to be synced across all my PCs so I wouldn't have to re-enter the additions.
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    That's one of the things that I hate when companies close down a service and don't transfer the features on something that is similar.
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    Another reason not to rely on cloud services, they can change or be dropped at any point.
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    yeah, but without cloud services, we'd be back to the old simple days with less functionality. like my Word dictionary/autocorrections scenario.
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