Live Mesh was one of the earliest Microsoft's cloud services launched in 2008 being similar in many ways to todays DropBox. Regardless of the fact it had a few millions of users, Live Mesh is no longer in Microsoft's cloud plans and is now replaced with SkyDrive.
As of February 13, 2013 Microsoft will officially retire Live Mesh. While Live Mesh once had a few million users, there are now only about 25,000 active users.
Now Microsoft sees its opportunity in new cloud service named SkyDrive. It already has over 200 million active users and it was built on the Live Mesh idea. Remaining Live Mesh users have a set of instructions on the official blog on how to keep their files in sync and maybe seek for some of the new SkyDrive features they could use.
"With the significant investments in bringing the DNA of Mesh together with SkyDrive, there are now over 200 million people that have used SkyDrive, and more and more are making the move every day," wrote David Kornfield, Microsoft's product marketing manager.
"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 13 February 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."
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