Windows Live Mesh's services will go offline in about a week, taking all user files with them.
Microsoft is reminding users of Windows Live Mesh that the service will be killed off in about a week by sending emails explaining the service's termination.
According to those emails, Live Mesh will officially cease operations on Feb. 13. At that time, all content previously updated to the service will be deleted. Microsoft's email explains the service's termination as follows:
Currently 40% of Mesh customers are actively using SkyDrive and based on the positive response and our increasing focus on improving personal cloud storage, it makes sense to merge SkyDrive and Mesh into a single product for anytime and anywhere access for files. As a result, we will retire Mesh on February 13, 2013. After this date, some Mesh functions, such as remote desktop and peer to peer sync, will no longer be available and any data on the Mesh cloud, called Mesh synced storage or SkyDrive synced storage, will be removed. The folders you synced with Mesh will stop syncing, and you will not be able to connect to your PCs remotely using Mesh.
The company's email reminds users to migrate their information to SkyDrive if they'd like to keep it and notes there are mobile SkyDrive apps on Android, Windows Phone and iOS devices. Windows 8 and Windows RT also have a SkyDrive app.
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