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  • Blog Post: Important Updates to Live Services!

    from the Live Services blog : Important Updates to Live Services Starting September 8th, 2009 the Live Framework CTP (services, SDK & Tools) will be unavailable. The Live Framework will be integrated into the next release of Windows Live. Stay tuned to dev.live.com for more details in the future...
  • Blog Post: Disowning a mesh folder

    Small tip: If you have a folder in your mesh that someone else shared to you before the permissions were updated to allow “read only” permissions, you are still an “owner” on the folder. Today I was copying a 1.2GB folder around and accidentally dropped it onto someone else’s folder which I need read...
  • Blog Post: Meshing in C++ (CLI)

    I recently was asked about accessing the Live Framework from C++. Taking this from the standpoint of “Hey, I have a regular old C++ application. How can I start putting my stuff into Live Services using Live fx?” there are a couple of options. REST/XML C++ CLI Interop These are reasonable alternatives...
  • Blog Post: Navigating LiveFX with .NET

    When first given a new SDK, what I do is immediately try to figure out the object model. This is how I try to understand what the SDK developer’s intent was and how he thinks I will or should use the new tools provided. Since documentation on the object model for the Live Framework toolkits is still...
  • Blog Post: But what can I *do* with it?

    If you have expressed confusion about what the Live Framework is about, who can use it, or just plain “What can I do with it?!” then check out Danny Thorpe ’s article How Do I Mesh Thee? Let Me Count The Ways . He breaks it down clearly and concisely and you may just be a bit surprised at what you can...
  • Blog Post: Wallpaper your desktop with Mesh

    Due to popular demand, yesterday Vikas posted a zip file with a bunch of the various Live Mesh desktop backgrounds. http://dev.live.com/downloads/resources/LiveServicesBackgrounds.zip
  • Blog Post: Mesh continues to expand availability

    In order to expand testing of the underlying technology, the Mesh team continues to expand the availability of the platform experience preview . You can now sign-up without a wait list in Canada, India and Ireland also (although you still need to run with an English locale for now.) Angus Logan put together...
  • Blog Post: Live Mesh is now openly available to anyone in the U.S.!

    As announced in the Live Mesh Forum , anyone in the U.S. can now use Live Mesh. Just sign in to www.mesh.com with a valid Windows Live ID. This is great news as the limited invites available earlier made me think a lot harder about using this to share data. No more "Hmmm, are you Mesh Invite worthy...
  • Blog Post: Live Mesh update

    I love that even though its a Tech Preview, they keep rolling out updates with new features . Especially the ones that people keep asking about. My favorite for this release - Sync Live Mesh folders peer-to-peer only, excluding your Live Desktop . This means if you don't want your files stored in the...
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