We posted, a few days ago about aÂ SkyDrive app for Windows Phone 7supposedly demoed at TechEd NZ. Now it seems the scope of the project may be even bigger.
I donâ€™t know how many of you have used Live Mesh from Microsoft which was discontinued last year. Its an awesome service started with great vision from former executive of Microsoft Mr. Ray Ozzie. It was his pet project actually. Its a file synchronization platform, which syncs your files across devices and the concept of Live Desktop allows you to view your synced files online such as pictures. You can create synced folders and add files to it in any of the devices, it may be a PC or Mac or even a mobile device with mesh client. Live Mesh was discontinued and replaced by Windows Live Mesh with some of its features stripped down.
Maybe Microsoft was too ahead at that time to execute such project like Live Mesh. Anyway coming to the topic, Liveside guys have spotted an interesting job post from Microsoft that details some of the plans related to SkyDrive. Here is the excerpt from the job post,
The Windows Live DRX team produces the SkyDrive client applications that fuel our customers thirst for stable, secure and available online storage. DRX is building experiences to deliver all of your content from the cloud and your devices to any of your devices anywhere anytime. Our team develops clients for Windows, Windows Phone, iPhone, Mac and Android. We are looking for developers that are looking for their next challenge to build the highly distributed platform and multi-platform clients for the SkyDrive suite of products delivered through Windows Live and Windows.
I think Microsoft is making its second attempt to create a true sync platform again this year with SkyDrive clients for different platforms. Though Windows Phone has a native SkyDrive client, a seperate app would be great, and I hope it comes as speculated here. What do you think?
Read more on the job post at Liveside .