For those multi-PC users, check out the new Windows Live FolderShare


First of all, we realize it has been a little while since we’ve posted anything here.  It hasn’t been without good reason, though.  After the release of the Windows Live Suite a few months ago we’ve brainstorming like crazy and coming up with what we’re confident will be an awesome next wave of products and services.  That’s about all we can say for now.  Stay tuned! 

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On that note, I do have some Windows Live news to share…

It’s been almost 2 1/2 years since FolderShare was acquired by Microsoft.  Having been a part of the original FolderShare team, I’m really excited to see this service get a long overdue update.  For those of you that aren’t familiar with the service, FolderShare is a lightweight client (Windows & Mac) and a web service.  With the client running on your computers, you are able to keep folders synchronized, access your files over the internet, and even share folders with friends.  No more emailing files to yourself or lugging around USB flash drives.  By keeping your folders (photos) synchronized between computers, many people find it is a great backup solution.  It’s important to note, that due to the fact that everything is synchronized versioning does not exist with FolderShare.  So I recommend you still use a traditional backup method in addition to FolderShare.

Congrats to the FolderShare team on an awesome release!  Can’t wait to see what in store for the service over the next year.

– Ryan Hoge (Product Planner)


Comments (2)

  1. anony.muos says:

    Why is it that users cannot close Live Gallery by moving the mouse to the top-rightmost position of the screen when every other Microsoft app can be closed that way? I hope this is addressed in the next update. Especially from accessibility point of view, it creates a huge problem for vision impaired people.

  2. jmoliver says:

    Foldershare is an amazing product. I have been using it even before MS acquired the company for sharing/backing up my photo files with friends and family. It would be nice for a future release to integrate somehow with Windows Live Photo gallery. Say, photos with specific tags are automatically shared with contacts via FolderShare.