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  • Blog Post: Live Mesh: more slots and extended to new countries

    Today we rolled out the Live Mesh Technical Preview to Canada, India and Ireland (in English) and those countries now join USA, UK, Australia and New Zealand as we scale up and out with the service.  The developer platform – probably the most exciting part - isn’t far away now and doing testing...
  • Blog Post: Buy once, play everywhere

    Buy once, play everywhere.  When it comes to digital content like movies, music and games it sounds like Nirvana.  No matter what my device, no matter what platform it's running I can listen to my tunes, watch my movies or TV programs when I want, where I want.  If I pick up any gadget...
  • Blog Post: Live Mesh wins Best Technology Innovation of 2008 at the Crunchies

    Last night I was at the Crunchies (Oscars for Technology) and watched Ray Ozzie and David Treadwell pick up the award for Best Technology Innovation at the Crunchies award ceremony in San Francisco. It was a great night for a number of reasons.  First, we won the award.  Second, MySpace threw...
  • Blog Post: New Live Services sessions released for Mix09!

      Dr Angus and I have been working hard on new sessions for Mix.  Some of them have been published today over here:  http://2009.visitmix.com/Agenda/Sessions.aspx Make sure you register early and I’ll see you in Vegas! :-) Mesh-Enabled Web Applications Come learn how to extend your existing...
  • Blog Post: Ori and his Marvellous Meshified Car

    I tweeted recently about Ori and his Mesh car and today the Channel 9 video proving the existence of the rumoured vehicle and the amazing technology that the Amiga has bestowed upon it. Needless to say that as the Live Services Evangelist I need to get my car meshified without delay so as I leave LA...
  • Blog Post: How Live Mesh saved the day at Le Web

    I’m back from Europe and Le Web in Paris!  It was an interesting conference that had it’s fair share of problems, from heating to lack of internet connectivity.  It’s been well documented how many of the exhibitors and startups were unable to demonstrate their web applications and Europe’s...
  • Blog Post: Sony TV Art

    Loving the new TV/Picture frames from Sony – the E4000 Series as they call it - comes in various sizes up to 40”, is 1080p, comes with preinstalled art, can be used as a TV and you can upload your own art/photos via USB. All it’s missing is the Live Mesh client :-)
  • Blog Post: Running Mesh Beta Client at the same time as Live Framework CTP Client

    For those of you who are busy developing applications for Mesh using Live Framework, you will be aware of the problem that until now you couldn’t run the Mesh Beta Client at the same time as the Live Framework CTP.  Fortunately, we’ve put together a workaround that allows your to run both alongside...
  • Blog Post: Reflections on Ray

    I arrived back in San Francisco last night after a great conference in Atlanta, and despite being a little drained (totally my own choice) I couldn’t help be excited by two particular keynotes I saw.  Firstly Craig Mundie gave some insight into some of the advances we are making in Surface and showed...
  • Blog Post: Types of Live Framework Applications

    There are two types of application that you can build using Live Framework: 1. Mesh enabled web-application AJAX or RIA Silverlight apps Hosted in Live Mesh Uses Live Framework Support Application Lifecycle: Users - Discover, License/Subscribe, Use, Share, Socialize, Update, Uninstall Developers – Evaluate...
  • Blog Post: Live Mesh is now in BETA

    We just released a new version of the Mesh Client for PC that is now BETA. Great work to all the team. Mesh should be updating very soon for you. Enjoy. If you haven’t already got the Live Mesh Client for PC then get over to www.mesh.com and download the loveliness.
  • Blog Post: (Belated) Happy 25th Birthday Mac

    I’ve been meaning to say happy birthday to the Apple Mac for the past few weeks and finally got round to it.  Apple were a part of my life from an early age (my dad worked in the UK office) and as kids growing up we got our grubby paws on all sorts of cool technology.  Looking back at the timeline...
  • Blog Post: Moonlight Available (that's Silverlight for Linux)

    The interop momentum is growing now with news of the release of Moonlight which is in a nutshell Silverlight for Linux allowing designers and developers to create rich experiences and applications once and land them on Windows and now Linux.  Moonlight is being developed by the guys behind Project...
  • Blog Post: Live Framework Walkthrough Guides

    This week I’ve been exploring more and more of the Live Framework and playing around with building some demos and samples.  To help me out I’ve found the Live Framework Walkthrus really useful: Walkthrough Resource Model and Feeds Walkthrough MeshApp Walkthrough Extending the Resource Model Walkthrough...
  • Blog Post: Live Services Jumpstart

      Hop, skip and jump start into Live Services with these 2 day technical courses on how to build amazing consumer web applications and unlock the critical mass of users quickly to make your idea fizz. There are 11 locations around the world where we’ll be handing out the knowledge and knowhow so...
  • Blog Post: MeshPack

    News on the back burner after PDC via the Microsoft Startup Labs developer blog - 4 apps to get you going with Live Mesh.  They are: Collaborative Crossword: A crossword puzzle designed for multiple users to solve together CorkBoard: "Bulletin board for the digital life" MeshLists: A list...
  • Blog Post: Trouble logging into http://developer.mesh-ctp.com?

    Running up to Christmas we dished out quite a few new Live Mesh Tokens to people who were waiting in the line.  To sign up for a developer account (enabling you to code against Live Mesh and Live Framework) you needed to visit http://lx.azure.microsoft.com (The Azure Services Developer Portal) and...
  • Blog Post: Live Mesh Mac Client now available!

    Limited tech preview available – get them while they’re hot! www.mesh.com
  • Blog Post: Mesh Man Ori Amiga on the Mesh Mobile and Mesh Wallpaper

    My Mesh pal, Ori Amiga – of PDC keynote fame – over the weekend got the urge to start blogging and kicked off with a stunning post on how he created his Mesh Mobile.  He’s got the complete shopping list on there so you too can go and create your own car heaven.  You can see Ori talking about...
  • Blog Post: Mesh and the Imagine Cup

      This year Mesh is in the thick of the action with the Imagine Cup 2009!  This year the competition is in Egypt and we’re excited about the cool apps that students are going to build using the Live Framework and Mesh Services, Contacts and Profiles. Here’s the scoop on Mesh from the Imagine...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight 2 Beta 2 shipping this week and other tidbits

    Announcements aplenty at TechEd 2008 in Orlando today.  Somasegar's been writing about his keynote with Bill Gates and Silverlight 2 Beta 2 is shipping this week with a go-live license for production! This means you can legally land apps in production even though it's beta code - I guess this helps...
  • Blog Post: The types of devices in Live Mesh

    One of my favorite sessions at PDC 2008 was Jeremy Mazner’s talk on the “Future of the Device Mesh”.  It really helped to show the full potential of Live Mesh as a platform and how with interest and adoption from hardware manufacturers, the possibilities are very exciting! At this stage we have...
  • Blog Post: Extending the Mesh Cloud

    One of the common questions I’ve been getting from developers and IT guys about Mesh is how we are planning to get the infrastructure, storage and platform in Mesh delivered in an on-premise scenario so that individuals or businesses can take advantage of the Mesh capabilities yet retain control over...
  • Blog Post: Tour of the Live Mesh Mac client

    Today we released the bits for the Live Mesh Mac Client – here’s what the app looks like courtesy of Channel 10. First Look: Live Mesh Client for Mac
  • Blog Post: Loving LeWeb – Attendees get free 30GB storage on Live Mesh

      We’re pleased to announce that to celebrate LeWeb’08 and Microsoft’s official partnership with the event, we are providing attendees exclusive access to 30GB of free Live Mesh online storage.  To claim your 30GB storage on Live Mesh please stop by the Live Mesh booth in the Microsoft zone...