Fri, Feb 27 2009 23:52
So where did shared folders go?
I'm n Windows Live Messenger 9 here at home and a friend said "oh stick the file up in the shared folder and it will sync up overnight". So I went into Live Messenger to move the file and found that in version 2009 of Live Messenger the Sharing Folders feature is gone.
The Sharing Folder feature has been discontinued in the latest version of Windows Live Messenger (2009), and replaced with access to Windows Live SkyDrive instead.
The big problem with the Skydrive is the upload file size cap.
50 MB is the file transfer cap. Try transfering a large image file with that cap.
This is another reason that I'm not sold on cloud solutions. I am a little people. A vendor can yank a feature and I have no say whatsoever. I had no idea that they yanked shared folders and didn't tell me.
They even are a bit cagey about how it's been removed as a feature.
I had to go to wikipedia to confirm that they were gone.
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