Looks like there is a ray of hope for those FolderShare users who’ve been out in the cold since Microsoft’s acquisiton of ByteTaxi back at the end of the 2005. Apart from a a partial rebrand to Windows Live, there hasn’t been much to get exicted about, but that may be about to change.

A new FolderShare page on feedback.live.com and a public foldershare newsgroup with some activity shows that FolderShare is getting some attention internally, suggesting that it may be a questions of when, not if, there is a new beta build.

To recap:

“FolderShare is a Windows Live Service that allows people to share their files with their friends, family & co-workers, and synchronize files across multiple devices. People can also access their files from anywhere on the web.”

So how does this compare to Microsoft’s other known storage products?
Windows Live FolderShare provides remote access to files via a web browser and also synching capabilities similar to that of Messenger’s Shared Folders.
Windows Live Folders is a cloud storage service, allowing you to store your files at a Microsoft datacenter thereby providing access to your files even if your home PC is turned off.
Windows Home Server provides remote access to files via a web browser and mapped drive access if you are on the same network

You can try out FolderShare at www.foldershare.com.

source- liveside