Microsoft Office Live For Dummies
Microsoft Office Live is a service that provides your company with a free domain name, website, and e-mail accounts. Additionally, Office Live offers business-management applications, such as tools for managing customers, projects, and documents. Office Live also offers you the capability to create an intranet where you and your colleagues can collaborate and share information online. Office Live comes in three sizes: Basics, Essentials, and Premium.
Comparing the Three Versions of Microsoft Office Live
Microsoft Office Live offers various levels of service to subscribe to — you have to decide which flavor of Office Live best fits your needs. Before launching a new business or inaugurating a new software system, it's always a good idea to sit down and determine your goals and needs.
Office Live comes in three versions: Basics, Essentials, and Premium. They come equipped with slightly different features — and slightly different price tags. Remember, Office Live is a subscription service — which means you sign up to use the service and can discontinue it at any time. Plus, you can start with any of the subscription plans and move up — or down — to a different plan at any time.
So what are the features you want to look for when you're deciding which subscription level is right for you? This table will help you determine your needs:
|User e-mail accounts||25 accounts||50 accounts||50 accounts|
|E-mail storage space per account||2GB||2GB||2GB|
|Web Site Features|
|Web-site storage space||500MB||1GB||2GB|
|Web Site Designer software||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Upload existing Web site||No||Yes||Yes|
|Use HTML/Web-design software||No||Yes||Yes|
|Advanced Web site reports||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Office Live Mail||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|E-Mail Address Book||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Business Contact Manager||No||Yes||Yes|
|Application storage space||N/A||500MB||1GB|
|Users of business applications or workspaces||N/A||10||20|
|Office Accounting Express 2007||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|* Information presented in this table is accurate as of the 2007 publication date of Microsoft Office Live For Dummies.|