At PDC, Microsoft let drop the announcement that I pushed for. The Windows Home Server Team has announced that the next version of the product will indeed feature Live Mesh technology integration.
Live Mesh will be a big help for solving one of the inconsistencies in the Windows Home Server offering. As I’ve noted in the past, Live Mesh users are able to remotely access any modern version of Windows. However, Windows Home Server can only grant remote access to professional versions of Windows.
Hopefully, Microsoft will implement this in a transparent manner. Meaning, the Home Server Connector will simply install Live Mesh, and assist with creating your personal Mesh network. Finally, logging onto the Windows Home Server webpage (your Home Server’s webpage) will list all your computers, and re-route you to the Mesh Remote Desktop system.
My big concern at this point is in ease of use. Setting up Live Mesh is easy… for me. But, it may be confusing for the basic users that Microsoft is hoping to win over.