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. There are a few other items…

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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 access…

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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 depending on your…

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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…

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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…

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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

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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 a map of…

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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…

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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 cloud they won’t…

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