Microsoft is just about to launch the beta of Office Live. And what a disappointment it is. The free stuff you get is a domain name, a handful of email accounts, a basic web site suite and free hosting. And that's it. Yep, that's it.
You can get most of this stuff free or nearly free at any number of other websites including Google and Yahoo. And the compelling stuff which is Microsoft's application software such as MS Office and MS Outlook you will have to pay a monthly fee for. This may be a little less than you would normally pay - but so what!
Shame Microsoft - it looks like they are not willing to take Internet services seriously yet. I just wish Google would move a little quicker on free software applications over the Internet - they could still steal a march.
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