Weird Microsoft Live Mesh Time Zone Error on Windows Mobile Smartphone


Microsoft’s Live Mesh (beta) is one of several free Microsoft online storage services. One of its unique features is a Windows Mobile app that lets you share files between a Windows Mobile smartphone and the Mesh storage service. It had been working fine the last time I tried it around last Fall (2008). I had a need over the weekend to copy a file from a Windows Mobile smartphone and fired up the app to take care of the task. Unfortunately, as you can see in the screenshot above, I received a weird “Time mismatch with server” error complaining about a “time and timezone setting” error (both are correct on my phone). I tried a couple of things including soft-reseting my phone. But, nothing seemed to work around the problem. Oh well, as the saying goes: Windows Mobile Live Mesh – FAIL!