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The Windows Live family brought together a variety of user services, designed for both ordinary Web users and professional communities of developers, scientists, and researchers. There is even a 3D map service. One of the new popular types of services is Live Office, which we will explore in detail in this article. It is a set of tools for creating your own e-commerce solution. Just do not be afraid that you have to retrain as a designer and webmaster in one person.
Everything you need to do for you Live Office. You only need to post materials about your company, products and services. However, we should immediately clarify that this service is now delivered in beta mode and is available only for .com, .net, .org domains, and you will have to pay to a bank in the United States, Germany, France or the United Kingdom. But let’s hope that in 2007 the online office will be fully supported in Russia.
The buyer is looking for your company primarily on the web. This is convenient for the buyer: no need to go anywhere, call, order a price by fax. Therefore, even the smallest company now is unlikely to do without representation on the Web. However, the process of ordering and developing a site for non-specialists is very difficult, and for small companies it is also expensive. Live Office gives you the opportunity to make a minimally sufficient web solution for very little money or even for free, and the company becomes the owner of a real address on the Web, a postal service and a number of other business services. The registration process is quite simple. We choose a domain name for your online office, register a mailbox for it, which will be an identifier in WinLive. Specify contact and billing information. After passing the payment, you can proceed to the placement of information.
Live Office offers three tariff plans – free “Basic” (Basic), “Basic” (Essential) and “Premium” (Premium). The Basic plan offers all the necessary tools for visual site creation, 500 MB of disk space for the site, 25 mailboxes with a capacity of up to 2 GB each. And, most importantly, a full-fledged search service, which not only provides a search on the site, but also gives recommendations on how to optimize its design for search engines. A kind of SEO automation *. In addition, information about visitors, their interest in various sections of the site, time and geography of hits and many other information are available in the “Statistics” section, which is built using graphical charts and has little to do with the usual logs. When creating a site, access to Live Mail is automatically provided. Using it, you can organize contacts both within the company and with customers, create reminders, to-do lists, keep a calendar. For sales agents and seconded employees provided a postal agent for mobile devices. So all employees are always in touch. Online office owners can also use the Microsoft Live advertising service.
For the “Basic” and “Premium” tariff plans, a free 30-day trial version is available. Let’s get acquainted with the Office Live features in more detail on the example of the trial version. Using a 30-day free access still requires a full registration procedure, including an indication of payment details. The congestion of formal registration is remarkably compensated by the opportunities that Live Office provides to its users. Calling the result simply a site would be too simplistic. As a result, we get a full-fledged corporate web solution, which may have the following capabilities:
It is hardly required to dwell on the WYSIWYG editor. It contains all the features of Office 2007 for developing documents, spreadsheets, including presentations and multimedia. The appearance of the online editor is shown in the figure. Some of its features are collected in Microsoft Expression Web Designer. However, through the use of your own hosting, Microsoft Office Live provides more extensive functionality. In particular, the user can build intranet and Internet portals on a single platform with access sharing. Intranet portal is built entirely on MS Sharepoint 2007. The use of Office and Infopath allows you to organize a single space of documents, forms, surveys and news within the company. The figure shows the possibility of building a variety of analytical samples for a visual representation of the company’s activities.