Windows Live Sync to get Windows Phone support?

Windows Live Wave 4

Windows Live Sync is a Microsoft Live service which will allow users to sync files and settings between Windows desktops.

The description below is from the latest version coming in Wave 4 of Microsoft’s Live Essentials release:

  • Sync folders across all your PCs (and Macs) Windows Live Sync keeps your files and folders, such as Documents, Pictures and
    Music, in sync across your computers so you can work or play wherever you want. Update a file on one computer, and it will automatically sync to the rest. Once your folders are synchronized, your files are available even when you don’t have internet access.
  • Program settings sync Star Share settings for your favorite programs across your PCs, so programs work the same way on every PC in your home.
  • Remote Desktop Star Leave your PC online and you can access it from devices.live.com. Find your PC among the list of devices on the website, and click Connect to remotely control your PC.

Of note is that the service features closely match the features available in Microsoft’s Live Mesh service, which raises questions about Windows Phone support.

The above icon set, taken from the leaked Live Sync client, does lend some hope, with a Devices Icon which appears to show a pretty familiar Windows Mobile handset.

It seems Microsoft is using Windows Phone 7 as an opportunity to pull together many services, with the cell phone one of the major hubs, hopefully remedying a long-standing failing.

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