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Microsoft Office Live is a free service that can help your business establish an online presence to look more professional. It's managed and maintained by Microsoft so you can be confident it's reliable, safe, secure and is here to stay! Get free hosting, free domian names, website traffic analysis and reporting

Microsoft Office Live

UK Small Businesses can sign up now at officelive.co.uk

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Your own company domain name

The first step to getting your business online is securing a unique and personalised domain name. Microsoft Office Live Basics includes one FREE domain name for your business. If your desired domain name is taken, not to worry - we'll suggest several alternatives.

Fully hosted website

In addition to your free domain name, you get the following:

Free hosting

500 MB of Web site storage

No setup or hidden fees

Online customer support

Daily backup (data retained for 30 days)

Easy to use website design tools

Site Designer is a simple, yet powerful Web-design tool to help you create a professional, fully customised website in minutes. With Site Designer, you can:

Select from thousands of web page templates and navigation formats

Create an unlimited number of web pages (you have 500 MB of storage space)

Make sweeping changes to the entire site, or just to a single page, with a few clicks

Preview changes as you make them

Quickly and easily add, modify, or replace content to your site with simple drag-and-drop functionality

Get online help with our Tool Guide if you get stuck

Easily upload images and documents to feature on your site

Website traffic analysis and reporting

Office Live Basics includes website traffic reports that can help ensure your site is working for you! Office Live Basics offers an easy-to-use web traffic analysis service that allows you to:

Monitor the success of your website

Summarise information on page views, returning visitors, and unique visitors

Determine the most requested pages, entry pages, and exit pages

Collect data about the operating systems and browsers of your visitors

Up to 50 company-branded email accounts

Send professional e-mails using your personalised company domain name. Access your company e-mail while you're away from the office from almost any Internet-connected computer or use Microsoft Office Outlook Connector to access all your e-mail, contacts, calendars, and tasks, even when not connected to the Internet.

With Office Live Mail you can do the following:

Get started quickly: You can sign up and start using your e-mail in minutes

Create new users: Quickly set up email accounts for your small business

Easily connect and share: Send and receive e-mail from almost any Internet connection. You'll have a large Inbox (each e-mail address has up to 2 GB of space) and the ability to send large documents or images to clients and customers

Stay organised and efficient: Make multiple folders for your e-mail, add and manage contacts, and keep track of your appointments on your calendar

Use your calendar to interact with others: You can schedule and invite people to meetings, or even share your calendar with anyone who has a Microsoft Passport account

Protect yourself from junk e-mail: Set up your e-mail filters to keep unsolicited messages out of your Inbox

Instant Message: Use Windows Live Messenger, to talk with employees, customers, and colleagues. Plus, with Windows Live Messenger you can chat online via text, voice, or mobile phone, or even have a video conversation

Attachment Size: Office Live Mail can accommodate up to 10 MB with e-mail attachments

Online secure workspaces

Shared Sites are ideal for any business where collaboration and ongoing information sharing are essential. Microsoft Office Live Essentials and Premium offer Shared Sites-such as a Customer Workspace, a Vendor Workspace and a Human Resources Workspace - for storing critical documents.

Each Shared Site is purposefully distinct so users can take advantage of permissions to control access to sensitive data.

Business Applications

Office Live Essentials includes Business Contact Manager for organising customer information online. Office Live Premium also includes online tools for managing projects, tasks, time, company information and more.

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To review the differences between Office Live Basics, Essentials and Premium please visit the Office Live web site.

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