New Office Live subscribers are allowed to register a domain or to transfer a domain. Here, we chose the domain eweeklabbies.com. Microsoft will automatically renew each subscriber’s domain name for the life of the subscriber’s Office Live account.
2eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Office Live – Office Life Home
Office Live Home is the first page subscribers see after signing into Microsoft Office Live. From here, we were able to access all of our primary services, including Office Live Mail, Office Live AdManager Beta and online workspaces.
3eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Office Live – Office Live Web Site
We were able to successfully register our domain name (eweeklabbies.com), but we were still waiting for our Web site to go public the day of Microsoft’s announcement.
4eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Office Live – Office Live Mail
With our Office Live Premium test account, we were given 50 2GB Office Live Mail accounts that matched our eweeklabbies.com domain.
5eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Office Live – Office Live Mail Storage
Each Office Live Mail account has 2GB of storage. Office Live Basic subscribers get 500MB of storage, while Office Live Essentials subscribers get 1GB of storage.
6eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Office Live – New Office Live Account
It was easy to create new accounts and to alert new users of their permissions.
7eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Office Live – User Permissions
While creating a new account, we were able to grant specific permissions to a user, including what applications that user could access and whether the user could modify documents in a shared folder.
8eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Office Live – Office Outlook Connector for Office Live
Microsoft has developed a connector for Outlook 2007 that will allow users to access their Office Live Web mail.
9eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Office Live – Office Outlook Connector for Office Live
Unfortunately, the connector for Outlook 2007 didn’t work with our Beta 2 technical refresh build.
10eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Office Live – Office Live Document Management Access
Users should be able to store documents on Office Live directly from Word 2007, although we had problems saving documents using the Word 2007 Beta 2 technical refresh build.
11eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Office Live – Office Live AdManager Beta
Office Live AdManager Beta is a free tool that allows U.S. subscribers to drive targeted traffic to their sites with ads that have relevant search engine keywords. Here, we set our monthly ad budget in hopes of driving key traffic to www.eweeklabbies.com.
12eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Office Live – Office Live AdManager Summary
Once we created an ad, the summary page showed us whether the ad was online or pending search engine approval. Here, we are still waiting approval for our new ad.
13eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Office Live – Business Contact Manager
Office Live subscribers can access all of their contact information with the new Office Live Business Contact Manager. Available to Office Live Essentials and Office Live Premium users, the contact manager allows users to check the status of sales opportu
14eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Office Live – Shared Documents
Office Live’s workspaces include a Team Workspace that allows team members to share documents or to modify documents. Other members of the team can then be notified that a modification has been made.
15eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Office Live – Team Workspace Calendar
The Team Workspace also has a calendar that can be shared and modified among employees or divisions. Other new workspace applications include the Customer Workspace and the Basic Meeting Workspace.
16eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Office Live – Office Live Wiki
Office Live now has wiki capabilities with which users can easily edit a page.
17eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Office Live – Site Designer
Microsoft has improved Office Live’s site design tools in this version of the service. AJAX technology allows designers to easily drag and drop images and content.