Live Mesh still in Tech Preview, but ready for more users

Our forum announcement from yesterday got a lot of people talking (more).  We just updated the forum post to clarify exactly what's going on, but I want to explain here as well.  This week we did two things:

  1. Doubled the maximum number of users we'll allow to access the Live Mesh Technology Preview.
  2. Simplified the Tech Preview sign-up process.  We've removed the requirement to sign up via Microsoft Connect, so that instead you can sign up directly from

We'll continue to listen to your feedback (keep it coming!), add features, and open up for more Live Mesh users over time.  And we'll have plenty to say to developers about the platform at PDC.

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Comments (16)
  1. Sarah Perez says:

    Can you update us on the Mac version’s ETA?

  2. I just received this update from the Mesh product team about the extension of the Mesh Technical Preview

  3. A few Microsoft news outlets are reporting that Live Mesh is now open to everyone. While the original

  4. [read this post on the Live Mesh blog ( feed )] We mentioned in the Mesh forum that the Live Mesh technology

  5. John L. says:

    I am also interested in hearing an update about the future Mac client.

  6. Brian McNally says:

    Pretty cool, just found this through a news article saying it was available to everyone.

    When will you include this in the “start menu”?  I like to check out a lot of the new technologies that are being developed for online, but I can never find them.  Could they be moved to a submenu on the Start menu entitled “Tech Preview” or something like that?

  7. walkair says:

    Just tried 5 minutes ago – requirement to sign up via Microsoft Connect is still intact. All signing process is very very confusing.

    It’s let’s you Agree to T&C, sign-up via Microsoft Connect and at the end is saying "Sorry, no room for you buddy!".

  8. Saeed Ashour says:

    Still i got not an invite since April , and even changed my locale to EN-US does not working

  9. This announcement on the LiveMesh blog shows that anyone in US-English mode (i.e. not just US based people,

  10. Matt says:

    Awesome job on LiveMesh, guys! It looks like it’ll be an amazing platform!

    Can you give us an ETA on the Windows Mobile client? I can’t wait to include My Sprint Touch in my mesh!

  11. MSDN Archive says:

    @ Sarah Perez

    I’m afraid we’re not quite ready to commit to a timeframe for the Mac client yet.

    @ walkair

    You may wish to visit our forums (; we have a fairly active support community there.

  12. AabB says:

    I’ve been testing Live Mesh for only 2 days and one of the things that I would like to see in coming releases is the capability to see messages when a person that shares a folder modifies/updates a file (instead of the News option). Maybe a pop-up window like when a person has already signed in to Live Messenger.

    Greetings from Mexico.

  13. Chris Koenig says:

    If you’re not already on the Mesh – now is a great time to join.  Here’s a recent post from the

  14. Chris Haaker says:

    Another vote to re-release the Mac client alphabeta so we can work with it.

  15. ChrisKoenig says:

    If you’re not already on the Mesh – now is a great time to join.  Here’s a recent post from the

  16. xazac says:

    Waiting to get access to Live Mesh!

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