Using the Windows Live Mesh application and the Devices website, you can finally stop emailing files to yourself, carrying them around on a USB drive, or worrying whether the version you have with you is the latest.
Here are some key features of "Windows Live Mesh 2011":
· Sync between computers
· Keep up-to-date copies of documents, photos, and other files on all of your computers, whether PC or Mac. Even if your computer is offline, you can still view and work on the files you need.
Sync on SkyDrive:
· By syncing folders on the 5 GB of free synced storage space you get with SkyDrive, you can work with up-to-date copies of files on the web from any computer.
Sync program settings:
· Keep your favorites in Internet Explorer and your Microsoft Office settings up to date on all of your PCs.
· Work on your PC from another location, similar to using Remote Desktop Connection in Windows. Run programs and browse all the files on your PC from anywhere.
· Processor: 1.6 GHz or higher
· Memory: 1 GB of RAM or higher
· Resolution: Minimum: 1024 × 576
· Internet connection: Internet functionality requires dial-up or broadband Internet access (provided separately). Local or long-distance charges may apply. High-speed Internet access is recommended for some features.
· Graphics or video card: Windows Live Movie Maker requires a video card that supports DirectX 9 or higher and Shader Model 2 or higher.
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· For everyone installing Windows Live Mesh
Duplicate files might be created when you sync folders that contain music files:
· To minimize the chance of this happening, turn off the auto update feature in your music player.
The folder status "Waiting to receive files" might not go away:
· This can happen if you make changes to a synced folder on a device, and then stop syncing the folder on that device before the files are synced with all other devices. To troubleshoot this problem, see How can I fix a folder that is always "waiting to receive files"?
Sync status might change between "Sending" and "Up to date" on slower networks:
· This happens when Windows Live Mesh sends the files to be synced in chunks.
Sync status might be "Sending files" even if the contents of a synced folder are exactly the same on your devices:
· This happens if Windows Live Mesh sends the files before it recognizes that the contents are the same.
· If someone shares a synced folder with you, you might see a ...