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Windows Live FolderShare

In the latest episode (56) of the Windows Weekly podcast, Leo and I were discussing Live Mesh (see my massive preview of Live Mesh for more information) and how you can duplicate some of the Live Mesh tech preview's folder sharing functionality with tools like Microsoft Sync Toy 2. A number of readers wrote in to remind me, however, that Microsoft has a tool that's much more like Mesh's folder sharing. It's called, go figure, Windows Live FolderShare:

Ever realized you needed a document that was on a different computer from the one you were on? With FolderShare, you can access your files from anywhere.

Keep all your files in sync
Use FolderShare to create a mirrored image of your most important folders - like your Favorites, Pictures, and Documents - so they're the same on all your computers.

Sharing files is easier than ever
Sharing with friends, co-workers, and family is easy when you add and update files in a shared library. Large files? Not a problem - FolderShare can sync files up to 2 GBs in size. And it works on both Mac and PC.

Get to your files instantly when you're away from home
Install FolderShare on all your computers, and you can access all your files from any computer on the Internet.

This service is quite obviously the predecessor of the Live Mesh folder sharing capability. I wonder if they'll keep both available separately as well going forward?

Related: Windows Live FolderShare team blog

Thanks to everyone that wrote in about this.

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