Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Office Live Essentials runs you a whopping $19.95 a month. Considering that
the price to host a typical Web site is about the same, however, Essentials
represents a tremendous bargain. Office Live Essentials includes all the
features in Basics — and then some. It’s almost like having a “buy one, get one
free” coupon for your favorite ice cream store!
Here’s a rundown of those additional features:
More Web site flexibility: If you already have a Web site, you can import it
into Office Live Essentials. Or, if you want to create an extra-snazzy-looking
Web site, you can use Web-designing software (such as FrontPage) or
hire someone to do it for you.
More Web site storage space: If you thought that the 500MB allotted
with the Basics account was generous, you’ll think you’ve died and gone
to heaven with the 1GB of storage space that Essentials gives you.
More e-mail accounts: Essentials increases the number of e-mail
accounts that you can create with your subscription from 25 to 50.
Business Contact Manager: Essentials adds Business Contact Manager
(BCM) into the mix of things. Instead of a simple address book, you now
reap the benefits of a full-fledged contact manager. You can create accounts
as well as contacts, and keep track of all your sales opportunities.
Organize customer data: You can share the status of your accounts,
contacts, and sales opportunities with other members of your company
Create workspaces: You can create workspaces (an online work area)
that you can use to store and share information about a specific project.
Up to ten users can access these workspaces.
More and better Help: In addition to online and e-mail support, you can
take advantage of a 24-hour, toll-free support line.
Banana split: Office Live Premium
Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, you find out about Office
Live Premium — and all the cool features that it includes. Office Live Premium
truly is the icing on the cake. The crème de la crème . The Big Kahuna. The
cherry on top of the sundae — because Premium has all the features found in
Essentials, and then some.