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edit·history·watch·refresh Stock post message.svg To-do list for Live Mesh:
  1. Expand the general overview. Refer to the M J Foley article and Ray Ozzie interview.
  2. Cover the architecture. Refer to this interview.
  3. Find information about the developer platform and add that to the article.

Live Mesh in Template:Windows Live[edit]

I think Live Mesh deserves its own section in the template instead of being part of "software applicaitons". Grouping it either under or with Windows Live Core seems more appropriate - since they're a new "branch" of software+services.

In addition to this, what is Live Mesh's relationship with Windows Live Core? I have read somewhere that Live Mesh is one part of Windows Live Core, but still unsure what it's all about. Please share you view or any sources you could find. And please refrain from merging the two articles until a concensus is reached. Thank you! --Pikablu0530 (talk) 08:39, 23 April 2008 (UTC)

No one was merging. Its Windows Live Drive vs Windows Live SkyDrive all over again. I think that Mesh is probably an application that uses the Core services. Probably its not yet mature enough to allow external access to the services in a granular fashion. See this architectural diagram for Mesh. See the infrastructure services layer. Thats an awful lot like what Core set out to achieve. But, this is all speculation on my part. But, in all, the entire Windows Live stuff is a branding mess.
As for the navbox organization, Live Core group doesn't sound a bad idea. The only thing, we don't know yet Mesh is a Live Core application. --soum talk 08:54, 23 April 2008 (UTC), linked to from Windows Live Core, now redirects to I think it's fair to say the two projects are one in the same. (talk) 19:04, 23 April 2008 (UTC)
Probably. But since Horizon != Live Core, this does not solve our dilemma. --soum talk 19:06, 23 April 2008 (UTC)
Core, Horizon and now Mesh are the same. See Microsoft confirmation in the MJF article above.—Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)
She says Horizon and Core are same. but of Windows Live Core she says that this is just one app in the Live Core strategy. So that door is still wide open. With one more question - is Live Core a strategy or a deliverable service/software/API? --soum talk 01:29, 24 April 2008 (UTC)
I agree with you soum it's a huge branding mess. There's basically two possibilities: Live Mesh is a part of the broader Windows Live Core, or Live Mesh IS Windows Live Core. --Pikablu0530 (talk) 02:57, 24 April 2008 (UTC)
Any idea how to tackle this Windows Live Mess? --soum talk 14:40, 24 April 2008 (UTC)
That's a much better branding there soum! Well..we could do one of two things: 1. Merge Windows Live Core with Live Mesh (under the name Live Mesh and redirect Windows Live Core over) or 2. Leave it as it is now. Reading both articles I don't have any problems merging the two. What do you think? --Pikablu0530 (talk) 21:08, 24 April 2008 (UTC)
The Windows Live Core article, as it stands now contains basically nothing (just a vague quote from Ray Ozzie). It can be redirected here (as can Horizon). If something else comes up, recreating the article won't take time. I am redirecting it. --soum talk 01:57, 25 April 2008 (UTC)
Hey all, Jeremy Mazner here from the Live Mesh team and blog. I'd be happy to help sort out the basics of how we think about/describe the Live Mesh platform. I am however a newbie at Wikipedia contributions, so want to take your lead on how to best contribute. I tried to email you via the site, but I'm unable to log in with my newly created account (log in just spins for minutes...I eventually gave up.) I'm hesistant to leave an email address here due to spam, so best way to contact me is via to start. Also, you might want to check out for more perspective on the platform. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Jmazner (talkcontribs) 18:18, 30 April 2008 (UTC)
(de-indent)Hi Jeremy, you can contact me by using Special:Emailuser/Soumyasch (neither of ours email IDs will be made public but we will know each others'). To satrt with a review of if things are correct would be very helpful. And a few more blog posts on the architectural details please :) Is it basically just a highly scalable glorified directory service at the heart of the service? --soum talk 08:23, 1 May 2008 (UTC)

Relocate discussion[edit]

Thread was relocated to talk:Windows Live. If there are no objections, this section can be safely deleted. Stephen Charles Thompson (talk) 17:17, 5 August 2009 (UTC)


Why is it listed in the "See Also's"? They're totally different services, and don't compete with eachother. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:54, 18 September 2008 (UTC)

MobileMe offers pretty much the same (and more) (talk) 11:15, 31 March 2009 (UTC)

Related Services[edit]

The article needs to be updated to reflect the relationship to Windows Azure as well as the new Live Framework APIs and the modified architecture. --soum talk 16:18, 1 November 2008 (UTC)

I am baffled as to if or how this is related to Microsoft Office Live. If someone knows, will they please post? Stephen Charles Thompson (talk) 17:04, 5 August 2009 (UTC)