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Service Update (March 4, 2009)

Service Update (March 4, 2009)

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The Live Mesh team is pleased to announce that our next update for Live Mesh for Mac will be available later today is now available. We will also be updating have also updated the Live Desktop. This release contains numerous bug fixes, as well as a few new features. Please see below for details, and thank you for using Live Mesh.


  • New Media Viewer on the Live Desktop.
  • Live Mesh News will now display the date (as well as time) for all news items, even older ones.


  • Improved the Live Desktop quota calculation.
  • Optimized MOE CPU/memory use.
  • Fixed Mac client startup errors that caused client to shut down shortly after launching.
  • Mac passwords containing extended characters now work properly.
  • Device status (online/offline) now properly displayed on the Live Desktop, in the notifier, and in the Mesh bar.
  • News now correctly displays the year.

For those of you keeping track, the new version numbers are:

  • Live Mesh for Mac: 0.9.3821.962
  • Live Desktop: 0.9.3424.31

Thank you for being one of the first to use Live Mesh!

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  • Hi,

    Installed on my 2 Mac Book Pros and works fine also both iMacs but my personal Mac Book Air (1st gen) and test one at work (1st gen) crash on startup (not the same error as the last version) this looks like an OS crash dialog window.


    Model of both:

    Model: MacBookAir1,1, BootROM MBA11.00BB.B03, 2 processors, Intel Core 2 Duo, 1.8 GHz, 2 GB

    Graphics: kHW_IntelGMA965Item, GMA X3100, spdisplays_builtin, 144 MB

    Memory Module: BANK 0/Built-In 0, 1 GB, DDR2 SDRAM, 667 MHz

    Memory Module: BANK 1/Built-In 1, 1 GB, DDR2 SDRAM, 667 MHz

    AirPort: spairport_wireless_card_type_airport_extreme (0x14E4, 0x8B), Broadcom BCM43xx 1.0 (

    Bluetooth: Version 2.1.3f8, 2 service, 0 devices, 1 incoming serial ports

    Network Service: AirPort, AirPort, en0

    Network Service: Parallels Shared Networking Adapter, Ethernet, en1

    Network Service: Parallels Host-Only Networking Adapter, Ethernet, en2

    Parallel ATA Device: MCCOE64GEMPP, 55.9 GB (solid state)

  • @Peter G. Chase, jackr, & VastSlug,

    We would appreciate you taking the time to file bugs with logs so that we can investigate the cause(s), if you wouldn't mind.  Please see our bug submission sticky on our support forums for more details: http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en/LiveMesh/thread/d52b350a-f3e0-41c6-8e78-d6378e566b9e

  • Is there any idea when live mesh will start working for people stuck behind a work proxy?

    I love using mesh, but I only really get half the benefit not being able to sync my two main computers together.


  • @ Those still experiencing Mac client crashes:

    Please see this sticky thread on our support forums for a resolution: http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en/LiveMesh/thread/6bc82eed-3daf-4f18-9a41-32917247a97d

  • Is this media viewer only for pictures?

    I expected to be able to play the AVI I had stored on my live desktop, but alas it doesn't seem to work... That would be fantastic if you could eventually update it to play movies from the live desktop! That way I wouldn't have to download my 1.5 GB video of a concert anytime I wanted to watch/listen to it, but could watch it from any PC I was at (work/home/wherever) without syncing or having the live mesh software installed.

  • Your instructions at


    worked fine. My Live Mesh is now working again. Thanks very much.

  • i have version 0.9.3424.14, when i click "check for updates" its saying that i have the most up to date version... any ideas?

  • @ john,

    This update was for Mac and the Live Desktop only. The Windows client version is still 3424.14

  • Cool stuff!

    I was wondering if Live Mesh is eventually going to work with Oulook to sync e-mail like MobileMe does ?

  • Will you make a version of Live Mesh for Mac PowerPC compatible?


  • would the storage space increase ? As the photo size is large and I want to keep the original, i used 4.7 GB space already :P........ And the upload speed is a bit low, I connect Live Mesh from Hong Kong, average upload speed is only 100KB/s

  • 1. Please add support for proxies that require authentication.

    2. When I'm trying to display the unresolved conflicts on Windows 7 it writes all the text in one line so you can't read anything.

  • It would be nice if Mesh wouldn't change the permissions on files. We sync some web projects between workstations and we are constantly resetting the permissions on the files to inherit from the folder. You know so IUSR and ASPNET can do what we need them to.

  • Live Mesh client forgets folders' sync settings after each sign-in.

    I chose "Never with this device" sync setting and it shows correctly on all other devices and on Live Desktop. But on that particular device(s) Live Mesh client doesn't respect these settings placing shortcuts to all its folders on the desktop after each sign-in.

  • @ Fduch,

    This is currently the expected behavior (the shortcut folders will always reappear - though please note that they are not syncing: you have to double-click them to start the sync process, so Mesh is not forgetting your sync settings).  Many people have told us they don't want those shortcuts on their desktop, though, and we've been listening. :)

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