The Live Mesh product team just announced that it is available for everyone in the US (without the need for an invite as it was until yesterday)…

What about us non Americans? Well… Live Mesh checks for your OS language settings and if it is set to EN-US it let you sign up (and install the client) without checking you are actually in the US or not…. switching it back to your own locale AFTER you signed up and installed SHOULD work (but I have not checked it and cannot guarantee in any way that it will and will not break anything)…

I am extremely excited about this technology and even more about getting my hands on the upcoming Software Development Kit. At PDC ’08 (Oct 27-30 in Los Angeles) it should be unveiled and it promises to deliver an exciting platform experience… I really cannot wait to see what it will be possible to do and what smart people will do with it.

I will post some more article on what Live Mesh is, why it is important (at least why I think it is) and how it works… stay tuned.

PS Here is the text of the official announcement…

Live Mesh is now openly available to anyone in the U.S.

The Live Mesh team is pleased to announce that anyone in the U.S. can now use Live Mesh just by signing in to with a valid Windows Live ID. No sign up needed to participate!

International Customers

With Live Mesh open to anyone in the US, our international friends can join in the fun early as well - with one caveat: you must be willing to change your Windows operating system region and language setting to EN-US. Once you do this you will be able to immediately sign in to Live Mesh with a valid Windows Live ID. Please be aware that this may cause other applications that specifically require your native country region and language settings to encounter problems.


Once you've begun using Live Mesh, we'd love to hear from you! We are working hard to create the best experience and appreciate any feedback you have. Please send us feedback using our online form. You can also submit (and view others') feedback and bugs here on the Microsoft Connect website.

Thank you,
The Live Mesh team

UPDATE: There is a slight update on this and I just blogged about it here