Microsoft to retire Windows Live Mesh in February 2013, recommends you use SkyDrive instead

Begining February 13th of 2013, Microsoft will be retiring Windows Live Mesh in favor of SkyDrive. For those that don’t remember, Microsoft first released Windows Live Mesh beta back in late 2008 and it was used to keep files in sync and to remotely access a PC.

“So while Windows Live Mesh was at one point used by a few million people, most have made the move and there are now less than 25,000 active users of Windows Live Mesh. As a result, we’re announcing today that Windows Live Mesh will be officially retired on February 13, 2013, and we’re starting to communicate with the remaining Mesh users and provide a set of instructions on how to keep their files in sync and alternative options for some of the features they’re still using,” Microsoft stated in an official blog post. Microsoft has posted instructions for Live Mesh users on how to migrate their data over to SkyDrive. While SkyDrive looks and feels a little different, Microsoft claims both services are similar for the most part. With over 200 million users of SkyDrive, it was only natural to retire a service like Live Mesh that had only 25,000 active users. Hit the source link for details on how to migrate to SkyDrive.

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