Sunday, December 7, 2008

Microsoft’s confusing file synch story

by alec on December 7, 2008

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Microsoft sent mail to Foldershare users late in November to let them know that an upgrade was finally coming.  Foldershare is the folder synchronization tool acquired from ByteTaxi in 2005, and except for minor updates, it has remained mostly unchanged since then.  In December, however, it will be renamed Windows Live Sync, and finally integrated with the rest of the Windows Live universe.

Frankly, I’m confused, and I’m not alone. I’m currently using both Foldershare and Live Mesh and have been actively working toward a complete cut over of my Foldershare installation to Mesh.  Mesh is a complete superset of the Foldershare functionality, with the added ability for users to access PC’s remotely, store files in the cloud and a set of platform APIs.

Can someone shed some light on Microsoft’s confusing synchronization story, please?

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Get 20% off on your eComm ticket.

by alec on December 7, 2008

Interested in the future of communications? Then you won’t want to miss the annual eComm “Emerging Communications” conference happening March 3 to 5, 2009.  Organizer Lee Dryburgh has put together a really impressive agenda and speakers roster with topics ranging from open spectrum to social communications.  For three days there will be a heady mix of products, ideas, people and demonstrations all pointing where communications technologies might go.

Registration for the conference is now open.  Lee dropped me a note to ask if I would perhaps let people know.  So now you know.  And Lee also offered an added incentive.  Enter the promo code SaundersBlog when you register for the show, and he’ll take 20% off the price of the ticket.  Register before the 22nd of December to get the “Super Early Bird” price.

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