Friday, February 24, 2006

Microsoft Office Live

I was looking around on the site (microsoft's online services division, slowly replacing MSN) and found the Microsoft Office Live beta. Given the recent introduction of Google Pages, I thought I would compare and contrast the two. Some features of Office Live Basics (the free option) are:

  • Your own domain name
    (for example,
  • Easy-to-use design tools
  • Five e-mail accounts
  • Web site traffic reports

This looks a much more robust product, even including a free domain name, and the features of Google Pages cannot compare. The design of the UI also looks good, as you can see in the flash promo clip. Looks like Google Pages is doomed, unless they add some features pretty quickly and market it extremely efficiently (like on the

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