Live Mesh Remote Desktop: Why is it important to you? RRS feed

  • General discussion

  • As we are designing new versions of the Live Mesh Remote Desktop feature, we would like to understand how you are using Live Mesh Remote Desktop and why this is important to you. Our goal is to understand all usages of the Live Mesh Remote Desktop feature.

    Thank you!

    Nadia Fortini
    Live Mesh Team 
    Nadia Fortini - Live Mesh Team
    • Edited by Ben [Live Mesh] Thursday, February 19, 2009 7:30 PM feature name
    Thursday, February 19, 2009 7:15 PM

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  • Providing tech support to family members: LMRD is the best solution I've found to help my family with their computers because, once setup, it doesn't require any intervention by the other users (my family members) unlike other RD solutions which require the other user to accept a connection, create an invitation, etc, which are all small things but, for some less initiated, can cause confusion and add to the perceived complexity of using computers and asking for and getting help.

    What I've been disappointed with thus far are connections being inexplicably dropped and long lag times.

    Overall, well done Live Mesh Team.
    Thanks and keep up the incredible work.

    Thursday, February 19, 2009 8:27 PM
  • A have a small business run from my home office computer and wanted to be able to run the programs (Outlook, FTP, Excel)  from my work (or anywhere else).

    Unfortunately I haven't be able to do it from my work computer and from my laptop.
    Thursday, February 19, 2009 8:32 PM
  •  access work computers without a vpn, currently it's a security hazard because i need to have them on my mesh account. i should be able to make a new mesh account and share remote desktops across meshes.

    access my home pc from the road or work.

    would love to have a way to access from my phone.

    would love to remote into my phone to.
    Friday, February 20, 2009 12:28 AM
  • Here's a vote against the remote desktop.  I haven't found a use for it.


    Friday, February 20, 2009 3:28 AM
  • (Oops, I just replied into my profile instead of into the thread. That was confusing.)

    I use LM about 90% because of the remote desktop feature, 10% because of the file sharing. The bugs where it crashes when the remote host runs out of resources etc. do tend to drive me nuts, but it is still invaluable to me for hassle-free connection between work/home without using VPN.

    Saturday, February 21, 2009 7:51 AM
  • My usage scenario  is that I use a desktop and several laptops.  Several synchronized folders allow me to keep most of the information I need sync'd between these machines.  In the past, this was a major pain - Live Mesh is real time saver.  (Multiple laptops are used for 1) client presentations 2)remote admin of the company's websites, databases, etc  3)lightweight travel PC for 'just in case'

    By itself, the Live Mesh Remote Desktop is not that great - that is, Vista's Remote Desktop Connection works well for me.   However, packaging Remote Desktop into Live Mesh is really cool because it allows me to have a tool to 'reach out' to any of me pc's and find/get what I need if it isn't already being sync'd.  Its the packaging of the folder sync, remote desktop and online storage that makes Live Mesh a winner.   (These capabilities existing in other products, but required multiple IDs, learning curves, etc  and weren't integrated.

    I really hope MS builds Live Mesh into all versions of Windows 7 - it is just a great platform that differentiates Windows.  This is MS's strength - making it work together out of the box. You guys have done a great job with Mesh. 
    Tuesday, February 24, 2009 9:33 PM
  •   I am very interested in finding a secure and reliable replacement for vpn and ssh type connections. I want to be able to work on the go and sync back to the desktop from hotspots to exchange files, etc. The remote is an excellant plus. So, for instance, I can have certain work apps on my laptop, that are not really necessary for the desktop , unless I am actually present and using it. My hope is that mesh can be developed to give the ability to open an application on say the laptop but veiw it on the desktop, much like SSH connections. SFTP ability would be another nice enhancement.

    Now if there was a way to implement a synergy type interface between all meshed machines....................!

    Great work! Good stuff. A lot of potential.

    Michael Pettet MCP#6619485
    Wednesday, February 25, 2009 1:12 AM
  • TBH, I use Live Mesh so I don't have to fire up a VPN session (which resets ALL my connections, IM, ssh, sftp, etc.).  Sometimes, VPN sessions don't work out so great in public hotspots as well.  Whether I'm VPNing into the office or into my home network, I find LMRD to be more convenient to fire up for quick RDP sessions.

    One complaint that I have, I wish there was a mode besides actual size and stretch to fit.  When I typically remote into my machines, I expect the resolution on the RDP client to dictate the resolution on the remote end.  This is kind of a pain in the neck when I LMRD from my laptop (1280x800) into my home machine (1600x1200).
    Thursday, February 26, 2009 4:27 PM
  • I use remote desktop from my office to access my personnal computer @ home. (I would like to do the same for ma office computer but Live Mesh refuse to install on it)

    Sometime for my work I need tu use the power of my home computer (3D rendering) remote desktop allow me to work on the both computer at the same time :D

    As I do not have a business edition of Vista at home, I can't use windows remote desktop, so Live Mesh RD is for me a fine solution as I do not have to make special configuration.


    Live mesh is on the familly computer, I can use it for tech support to


    But file sync is the first use I have for Live Mesh, RD is the bonus track ;)

    Friday, February 27, 2009 3:47 PM
  • I use Live Mesh remote desktop as a replacement for GoToMyPC.    I can quickly remote into any of my computers listed in the mesh without having to worry about setting up firewall / router rules or wishing I had made those changes before going on the road.   

    The speed of the live mesh desktop is a bit slow compared to other solutions like GoToMyPC.  But, for a free solution I will take what I can get.  :-)

    Friday, February 27, 2009 6:41 PM
  • Seeing how the limitations on syncronizable filetypes makes all other features of mesh a non-issue the RDP is the only reason I have mesh. I use it for a fast and reliable way to RDP from anywhere I am to work, If it had the abilities to be added to other people's meshes as a guest (AKA a tech) so that they couldn't get into my items it would be godly!
    Monday, March 2, 2009 5:59 AM