User experience is poor when multiple accounts on a single computer are participating in the mesh RRS feed

  • General discussion

  • I often have multiple logins on one machine. For example, on my laptop I have my personal login for home use and my work login that's joined to the company's domain. Let's say I have a Live Mesh folder named "My Stuff" that I'd like to have access to no matter which account I'm currently using on my laptop. Under each login account I went to mesh.com and added my laptop and I'm able to access the "My Stuff" folder from each account. However, my Mesh's device circle now has two identical entries for my laptop, one per account. It's pretty annoying, because depending on which account I'm logged in under, one will say it's not-syncing and the other will say that it is syncing, and both offer the option to connect remotely. Since I have multiple machines on which I have multiple accounts, my device circle is full of duplicate entries. I think it would be a much better user experience if there were only one entry for each machine, but the UI somehow indicated that I have multiple accounts on that machine that are participating in the mesh and showed which account was currently active and syncing.

    Keep up the good work. Live Mesh is shaping up to be something great.
    Tuesday, May 20, 2008 5:02 PM

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  • Sounds like a good idea. To take it a step further, not only would I like to see the ability for multiple windows accounts, but also the ability for multiple live mesh accounts. Currently, most people at my house use the default windows account on my machine, but each have thier own live account. What happens if one of them signs up for live mesh and signs in? Right now I am the only one signed up, but I will test this with an alternate login and see what happens.
    Tuesday, May 20, 2008 5:58 PM
  • Hi gkramer,

    Thank you for the feedback.  Please feel free to add your idea to our Wish List sticky thread.  That's where we are keeping track of all the great suggestions that we're receiving on the forums.

    Tuesday, May 20, 2008 10:58 PM
  • Will do. Thanks for listening.
    Tuesday, May 20, 2008 11:10 PM