Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Windows Live Folders

Today started new limited beta service Windows Live Folders as part of Windows Live services. It's media sharing web client with 500MB of space. I expected for such service after Microsoft SharedView, Product Upload and Gallery





It nicely integrated with Windows Live Spaces and Windows Live Messenger, so you can share your document and music with your frieds


Nice upload interface, powered by Ajax and Flash :( (not Silverlight) bouncing ball


So now, you can have your messenger shared folder from every computer and access your document when your hard disk is dead. It knows to send email with folder invitations. Something like this

I was on Windows Live Folders and saw a folder I thought you should check out.

You can look at it here:

Windows Live Folders has free online storage so you can get to your stuff anywhere and share it.

This service is subject to the Windows Live terms of use. Please respect the intellectual property rights of others, and do not copy or share unauthorized materials.

But, it has no visible and accessible option just to copy link or send it directly via Messenger.


The other interesting feature is to set contributors for your shared folder. Other words, you can get access to your shared folder to your friends.


Another yet visible problem is that main navigation bar disappears on some pages. But, "nu shoin", that's beta :)

Dev team has blog with one entry and the very bad news is that by now, this service is limited to some geographic areas and very small number of beta testers, so you are, my Israel friends, can not use it. That is not fare...


Thanks to Dan Crevier, that points me to this service.

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