Microsoft Office Live Basics is an easy way to get started with your own Website. If you are new to Web development or just want to start a site for your small or personal business then this may be the tool for you. Some of the features of this service include the following:
Free domain name and Web hosting
Easy-to-use Web site design tools
500 MB of Web site storage space
25 company-branded e-mail accounts
Web site reports
Microsoft Office Live Basics includes one free domain name for your business. You also get to use Site Designer that is a simple but powerful Web design tool to help you create a professional looking Web site. Also included are 25 e-mail accounts, each with 2 GB of storage space so you can access and manage your e-mail, calendar, and tasks, from wherever you are. Web site reports let you monitor the success of your Web site and determine which search engines and keywords are working for your site. It also shows how many unique visitors and page views you get on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis. If you need any help with your Web site you can contact support via e-mail or use the online help feature.
There are three different levels to the Microsoft Office Live service. They include Office Live Basics, Office Live Essentials and Office Live Premium. Office Live Basics is free, while Office Live Essentials costs $19.95 per month and Office Live Premium costs $39.95 per month.