Microsoft Office Live
Small Business today launched new features and enhancements to its Web
service. Some of the notable features include Store Manager, a hosted e-commerce
tool to help small businesses sell products on their own Web site ($39.95 per
month) and an E-mail Marketing solution (200 emails are free during beta)
for sending newsletters and promotions. Small businesses that sign up will
receive Web hosting, rich site design capabilities, numerous productivity
applications, contact management software for performing basic customer
relationship management (CRM), and custom domain name registration with
100 business e-mail accounts (custom domains are free for the first year).
This release is also compatible with the Firefox 2.0 Web browser, making the
service accessible on both Macs and PCs.