I have installed Windows Live Mesh from Windows Live Essentials. I've synced a folder "Test" containing couple of word documents with Skydrive. I opened skydrive.live.com and logged in. On the left pane, I clicked 'Files' and selected 'View synced folders' and I found the folder "Test" I synced from my PC. Now, how to edit the documents in Web? If the question is unclear, please let me know. I'll attach screenshots to further explain the problem.

  • Okay, After reading wysiwygmedia.com/reviews/… I just found out that this is not possible. As the author points out, may be Microsoft doesn't want to cannibalize the sales of Office suite.
    – thandasoru
    Commented Dec 20, 2011 at 16:57
  • It doesn't look that well integrated. Which is a shame. I've always used WebDAV to mount the Skydrive as a shared folder on all my PCs.
    – surfasb
    Commented Dec 20, 2011 at 18:50
  • I read a few posts in Microsoft forums, that this feature 'Integrating Skydrive office web apps' with 'synced storage' is most requested. If microsoft is all about 'Putting people first', then they should do this integration as soon as possible
    – thandasoru
    Commented Dec 21, 2011 at 8:31
  • Meh. "Putting people first" is more than just adding arbitrary features.
    – surfasb
    Commented Dec 21, 2011 at 15:28
  • How come it is an arbitrary feature? If I have the capability to edit the file online using Office web apps, why would I bother buying retail copy of Office suite? It is the most requested feature
    – thandasoru
    Commented Dec 23, 2011 at 4:01

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The SkyDrive Synced Storage (5 GB) associated with Live Mesh does not integrate into the other SkyDrive located at skydrive.live.com (25 GB). regarding the storage,SkyDrive Synced Storage (5 GB) is included in the skydrive.live.com (25 GB).

The only point of "integration" is a link to View Synced Folders within the SkyDrive that will show any folders synced to SkyDrive Synced Storage within the Live Mesh program. The two really are separate services even though they share the SkyDrive name. Quite unfortunate and confusing.

Files in SkyDrive can be edited using Office Web Apps, while files in SkyDrive Sync Storage from Live Mesh cannot (for no reason other than they aren't in the SkyDrive itself).

  • Yup, figured that out after some time.
    – thandasoru
    Commented Dec 29, 2011 at 4:17

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