With Microsoft buying up companies and not always merging them into the Microsoft brand, it’s easy to miss some great Microsoft services. In November 2005, Microsoft purchased FolderShare, a service for synchronizing and sharing files across multiple devices. FolderShare was a subscription service, but no more — Microsoft made it free.
FolderShare seems like a terrific service. No more ZIPping and emailing large files! No more burning CDs and then tossing them! Forgot your USB key? No problem. FolderShare lets you share files up to 2 GB in size, and at least for now, there are no limits on quantity or size of files transferred. Hard to believe it’s really free. Maybe Microsoft will eventually make it a Windows Live subscription service. Until then, enjoy!