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My team at Microsoft (Windows Live Mesh, aka OneDrive) shipped the Tech Preview of the new online service – Live Mesh (in April 2008, way before other “CloudDrives”). I worked on the distributed authentication service for some time. It takes care of account management, and user/device authentication and authorization. There were many questions asked by early adopters about how their data is transmitted and stored in Live Mesh, and how access is controlled. Here I provide some information about it.

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On April 22nd 2008, my team at Microsoft (Windows Live Core) released a limited public beta of new online service – Live Mesh. Since then, I read several online reviews about it and got some feedback from people I invited into the system. I found one interesting common trait – not all users/reviewers actually use all of the present capabilities of the system. That’s why I decided to review its main user visible features and how I use it, so it may be helpful to people interested in Live Mesh. 

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