Well, there have been a lot of blog posts in the area around Mesh, a technology recently released by Microsoft to leverage The Cloud.  I’m a big believer in The Cloud, and while Meshimage may not be the ultimate platform that wins the cloud, it certainly could be, and it looks to me like it’s got some great potential.  I’m a huge fan.

For a basic introduction to Mesh, see the First Look whitepaper that has been published.

To track the news about Mesh, use the Mesh-blog.

Mesh is a platform.  Currently, the first application to be released on Mesh is a file and folder sharing application.  This functionality has been delivered via other technologies (i.e. FolderShare and somewhat by Groove) before, so, in itself, file and folder sharing isn’t revolutionary. 

Oh, yeah, and it includes Remote Desktop.  That’s kind of cool, although, didn’t we already have that?  well, yeah, but this one is a little different in that it’s RDP-Meshified.

The development side of Mesh, and the vision that the team has described so far, makes it very useful to developers of the next great applications. 

Is this based on Groove?  No, it’s actually based on a derivative of Feed Sync, but it provides a platform for some, if not all, of what Groove provides today.

For some idea of what is coming, you have to watch Ori Amiga’s video showing some sample apps and try to follow his vision on this thing.  He sold me.

Because the beta system has a limited scope right now, the invitations to participate are already sold out.  Watch for more soon.  Sign up early and often.