February 16, 2006

Office Live Beta..Sucks…

Filed under: Web/Tech — by anshuljain @ 5:35 am

This had to happen. After being a MS supporter for so long, all I wanted was an invite to the Office Live Beta. As luck would have it, my friend got in and I couldnt. So sad that is. Anyways, he passed me a couple of screenshots and promised that he would pass me an invite if he ever got one. This is what he had to say.

Contrary to what its name might suggest, the beta version of Microsoft Office Live is not an online version of productivity tools Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Instead, this hosted suite provides small businesses (with a staff of 10 or fewer) with tools to build and host a Web site, manage contacts and share projects. For free, the Basic service provides a company with a domain name registration, hosting and email, along with Web design tools and reports on site traffic. At the moment only US residents can participate in this beta program. Once you sign in a screen opens which demands a domain name. There is no way past this screen however. Office Live integrates quite beautifully with Outlook, Project and other MS products.

Its 5 am here and my friend can only reveal so much. I will post a detailed review later on. Screenshots are available at Flickr

All I can say is that with so much control over what you can and cannot do..MS still SUCKS…



  1. Thanks for the post on
    I also wanted to test this. As mentioned I was sent an email (invite) to beta test office live and it mentioned in the invite that I live outside of the USA.

    So the beta requires you … to be USA based.
    Emails on the subject back to MS have gone unanswered

    Comment by mr-internet — February 22, 2006 @ 12:38 pm |Reply

  2. Yes thats true. Thats why I do not like MS. If you release something which is totally online whats the harm in releasing it simultaneously in most countries.

    Comment by Anshul Jain — February 28, 2006 @ 5:27 am |Reply

  3. I don’t think I understand your complaints. By the way, what operating system did you use when posting this? Go buy a MAC fag!

    Comment by Heathorn Hawk — July 29, 2006 @ 2:08 pm |Reply

  4. I have a dual core XP Pro machine, which I use for gaming, and an iBook G4, and all I can say is the second one kicks arse.

    I posted about it here:

    Comment by Adam — August 14, 2006 @ 6:32 am |Reply

  5. Great help!

    Comment by America — January 9, 2007 @ 2:05 am |Reply

  6. this is not true

    Comment by bejoy — June 3, 2007 @ 10:19 pm |Reply

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