Jetzt macht Microsoft ernst. Nachdem bereits Windows 8 nicht mehr unterstützt wurde, hat Microsoft nun die noch vorhandenen Live Mesh Kunden darüber informiert, dass der Dienst zum 13.02.2013 eingestellt wird:
Dear Mesh customer,
Recently we released the latest version of SkyDrive, which you can use to:
- Choose the files and folders on your SkyDrive that sync on each computer.
- Access your SkyDrive using a brand new app for Android v2.3 or the updated apps for Windows Phone, iPhone, and iPad.
- Collaborate online with the new Office Web apps, including Excel forms, co-authoring in PowerPoint and embeddable Word documents.
Currently 40% of Mesh customers are actively using SkyDrive and based on the positive response and our increasing focus on improving personal cloud storage, it makes sense to merge SkyDrive and Mesh into a single product for anytime and anywhere access for files. As a result, we will retire Mesh on February 13, 2013. After this date, some Mesh functions, such as remote desktop and peer to peer sync, will no longer be available and any data on the Mesh cloud, called Mesh synced storage or SkyDrive synced storage, will be removed. The folders you synced with Mesh will stop syncing, and you will not be able to connect to your PCs remotely using Mesh.
We encourage you to try out the new SkyDrive to see how it can meet your needs. During the transition period, we suggest that, in addition to using Mesh, you sync your Mesh files using SkyDrive. This way, you can try out SkyDrive without changing your existing Mesh setup. For tips on transitioning to SkyDrive, see SkyDrive for Mesh users on the Windows website. If you have questions, you can post them in the SkyDrive forums.
Mesh customers have been influential and your feedback has helped shape our strategy for Mesh and SkyDrive. We would not be here without your support and hope you continue to give us feedback as you use SkyDrive.
Für mich ist SkyDrive leider keine richtige Alternative, da wesentliche Funktionen von LiveMesh hier leider fehlen. Ich werde mich in den nächsten Wochen nach einer neuen Lösung umschauen und hier berichten.