What’s Up With This Mesh?

Microsoft unveiled Mesh yesterday, launched in beta. It is billed as a synchronization system, allows users to synchronize all their devices, computers, mobile etc. It uses a technology called FeedSync to synchronize folders, so that you can access them anywhere.

It’s not available yet for the Mac. It also has a cloud component called Live Desktop that allows you to access synchronized folders via the Web.

I’m not sure what all the fuss is about. People seem generally excited about this, and I guess it is a step in the right direction for Microsoft, but I don’t see what is so revolutionary about this. Seems like it is still dependent on the desktop and synchronization rather than truly centralizing file management in the cloud. Granted, I see how that fits in the way we are currently working, but nothing really innovative here.

This is also positioned to be a developer environment. Here’s Scoble’s post that might shed more light on the benefits.

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