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Mesh - good idea?
janet - 24-4-2008 at 18:43

Microsoft says it's going to offer us seamless synch of all our devices - through MESH

This is the first I've heard of it (which merely shows I know very, very little about this kind of thing), but... doesn't a lot of that already exist?

I can synch my phone, PDA, MP3 player, etc., with contact data, media files and other information... I'm assuming Mesh must be a better or different or more extensive way of doing that...? (Or have I missed the point of it entirely - quite possible?).

Is it a good idea? Bad...?


DMWright - 24-4-2008 at 18:53

It's awesome...

You can watch the tour Microsoft's site.

http://www.mesh.com/


janet - 24-4-2008 at 18:55

It looks interesting - but does it do anything really new?

Looking at that site, yes, it's all good, but there's really little there that I can't already do, with a combination of current software and something like google groups? (And I'm certainly *not* the most technical of people - if I can do it, almost anyone can!).


DMWright - 24-4-2008 at 19:04

Watch the tour/movie on the site... it's informative.

..sure it's possible to do all of this with various other pieces of software, this will just make it easier, much easier.


janet - 24-4-2008 at 20:47

I did.... and though it's shiny, it doesn't look much better than what we have now...


LSemmens - 25-4-2008 at 13:36

Quote:
Originally posted by janet
I'm assuming Mesh must be a better or different or more extensive way of doing that...?

You were nearly right Janet, I'll amend your comment slightly
Quote:
I'm assuming Mesh must be a better or different or more expensive way of doing that...?
All I needed to do was correct a minor spelling mistake!:D:D


Theravad - 25-4-2008 at 13:48

Quote:
Originally posted by janet


Is it a good idea? Bad...?


Depends if you want to trust Microsoft with all your data lips_sealed

T


hawklord - 25-4-2008 at 18:49

hi,

i won't be using it, i only use microsoft for msn and thats enough for me


Katzy - 25-4-2008 at 20:13

Quote:
Originally posted by Theravad
Depends if you want to trust Microsoft with all your data lips_sealedT


Not a scooby.

Reminds me of that great oxymoron.

"Micro$oft Works".


DMWright - 25-4-2008 at 21:12

No worse than trusting Google with your data. ;)
..and Google tracks a hell of a lot about you.


Katzy - 26-4-2008 at 10:35

They don't claim otherwise, though.