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!

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