Live Mesh represents a sea change for Microsoft, writes columnist Rob Enderle. The technology will enable the transition from the current computing environment to a cloud-based ecosystem and redefine Microsoft's place in the market at the same time.
This offering is brilliant and it goes well beyond what anyone else is doing to blend the current distributed environment with the cloud. It will create a transitional environment that will allow the market to move from where it is (distributed) to where it is going (centralized and hosted). This transition will take years and may never actually conclude as technologies change centrally and at the end points.
April 28, 2008