If you're working from home, but need a program on your office desktop, use Live Mesh
to connect to your office computer just as if you were sitting right in front of it.
I believe it will require an OS with strong client OS and application virtualization, or some of the promise of a tightly integrated Live Mesh
and Windows Azure services to significantly differentiate Windows 7 from the same old desktop OS it presents itself as today.
is fairly new and still in beta testing, but that is no reason not to jump in head-first.
At press time, the LiveSide blog reported that Microsoft was expected to unveil Live Mesh
, a new product that "combines a program installation on computers with a 'web desktop,' or cloud based storage, and will allow computers on the 'mesh' to synchronize folders among computers and to the cloud, share folders with others, and access computers on the mesh remotely from another computer or by accessing the 'web desktop' via the internet.
It lets you store 25GB of data and if you use a Windows computer you can backup automatically using Windows Live Mesh