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  • Question

  • So here's the situation...

    I share a checking account with my wife. We both have Windows Mobile phones (each of us have a Sprint Touch Pro 2).

    We want to eliminate our paper check register, and use a file on our phones, and have them sync with each other, as well as our laptops.

    I want to be shopping at a store, enter the description and amount I spent, and my wife- who is at a totally different store across town, has the same updated information that I have. And when she spends money and updates the file (electronic check register) I get the updated information.

    That way we both have current information with our current balance and the latest purchases.

    And we want to be able to check this file from our laptops too, so we can go over it at home.

    Now I'm pretty sure Live Mesh will let me make a spreadsheet and have access to it from both of our laptops. But will Live Mesh allow both of our phones to sync to it too? And I have never used Live Mesh, so I really don't know how it works, but does it seem like this would be a feasible use of it? Or can anyone think of a better way to accomplish my goal of sharing a checking account with my wife, and both of us having access to and updating current purchase and balance info?

    Also, I saw a thread that indicates Live Mesh does not work on the HTC Touch Pro 2. It is an older thread, so I don;t know if that issue has been corrected or not. Can anyone tell me if the Live Mesh works on the Sprint version of the Touch Pro 2? And if there is a certain ROM I need to be running in order to get Live Mesh working? 
    Monday, December 7, 2009 9:20 PM

Answers

  • Yes, this will work *when the client is updated to work on the HTC devices" that currently have problems - TouchPro2 and later don't currently work with the Live Mesh client.

    As a workaround for now, you may want to look at MyPhone: http://sn1-p2.myphone.microsoft.com/mkweb/Start.po?tsid=1260224712584

    According to help - http://sn1-p2.myphone.microsoft.com/mkweb/Help.po?tsid=1260224683324 - you can have multiple devices and it will sync documents, including Excel files. The downside is that it will sync everything from both phones to the MyPhone web site for your LiveID, effectively merging it. I haven't used it since the early beta and never with multiple devices, so I don't know about disabling all sync except for a specific folder. It may be worth looking into, though.


    -steve
    ~ Microsoft MVP Windows Live ~ Windows Live OneCare| Live Mesh|MS Security Essentials Forums Moderator ~
    Monday, December 7, 2009 10:28 PM
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  • I don't know why you thought you needed to start a new thread about this.  To provide the proper context to this thread, users may want to review your original thread.

    Up until the recent problems with the Live Mesh mobile client, I have used it to keep multiple files in sync on multiple computers and a couple of my windows mobile phones. If I didn't think Live Mesh could address your situation I would not have suggested it.
    Prof Julie, Microsoft MVP Mobile Devices | http://pocketprimer.com
    Monday, December 7, 2009 10:08 PM
  • I don't know why you thought you needed to start a new thread about this.  To provide the proper context to this thread, users may want to review your original thread.

    Up until the recent problems with the Live Mesh mobile client, I have used it to keep multiple files in sync on multiple computers and a couple of my windows mobile phones. If I didn't think Live Mesh could address your situation I would not have suggested it.
    Prof Julie, Microsoft MVP Mobile Devices | http://pocketprimer.com

    I started a new thread because the other one is not in the Live Mesh section, nor is it specifically asking about Live Mesh. That other thread wa sin the Windows Mobile section. You then sudggested that I try Live Mesh, so I'm now here in the Live Mesh section asking if anyone has any idea how I would go about it (if it's even possible, as there are reports that Live Mesh doesn't even work on my phone).

    No offense, but the info you gave me in that other thread did not add up. You said the service did not work as of an update earlier this week. But the thread I linked to and quoted in that thread was older than that, and I was asking for clarification here. I figured in the actual Mesh section, the people would have more info on Mesh.
    Monday, December 7, 2009 10:17 PM
  • Yes, this will work *when the client is updated to work on the HTC devices" that currently have problems - TouchPro2 and later don't currently work with the Live Mesh client.

    As a workaround for now, you may want to look at MyPhone: http://sn1-p2.myphone.microsoft.com/mkweb/Start.po?tsid=1260224712584

    According to help - http://sn1-p2.myphone.microsoft.com/mkweb/Help.po?tsid=1260224683324 - you can have multiple devices and it will sync documents, including Excel files. The downside is that it will sync everything from both phones to the MyPhone web site for your LiveID, effectively merging it. I haven't used it since the early beta and never with multiple devices, so I don't know about disabling all sync except for a specific folder. It may be worth looking into, though.


    -steve
    ~ Microsoft MVP Windows Live ~ Windows Live OneCare| Live Mesh|MS Security Essentials Forums Moderator ~
    Monday, December 7, 2009 10:28 PM
    Moderator
  • Yes, this will work *when the client is updated to work on the HTC devices" that currently have problems - TouchPro2 and later don't currently work with the Live Mesh client.

    As a workaround for now, you may want to look at MyPhone: http://sn1-p2.myphone.microsoft.com/mkweb/Start.po?tsid=1260224712584

    According to help - http://sn1-p2.myphone.microsoft.com/mkweb/Help.po?tsid=1260224683324 - you can have multiple devices and it will sync documents, including Excel files. The downside is that it will sync everything from both phones to the MyPhone web site for your LiveID, effectively merging it. I haven't used it since the early beta and never with multiple devices, so I don't know about disabling all sync except for a specific folder. It may be worth looking into, though.


    -steve
    ~ Microsoft MVP Windows Live ~ Windows Live OneCare| Live Mesh|MS Security Essentials Forums Moderator ~

    Yeah, my wife and I both use MyPhone, and it won't work for this. The last thing we want to do is merge all of our contacts, calendars, tasks, text messages, pictures, documents, and all the other stuff we have on our phones. I just want to share one thing, and keep everything else seperate.

    MyPhone does not let you select specific folders...
    • Proposed as answer by danieshanko Saturday, February 6, 2010 12:49 PM
    Monday, December 7, 2009 10:38 PM
  • Too bad that MyPhone didn't do that for you - I agree that merging the data would be bad! I am hopeful that we'll see an updated mobile client sometime early in 2010, then, that will work on the HTC devices such as yours.
    -steve
    ~ Microsoft MVP Windows Live ~ Windows Live OneCare| Live Mesh|MS Security Essentials Forums Moderator ~
    Tuesday, December 8, 2009 3:45 PM
    Moderator