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Go Google Sites from Microsoft Live

posted Mar 26, 2012, 9:33 AM by Kyle Horst   [ updated Mar 26, 2012, 9:33 AM ]
It has been announced by the Microsoft Live team that they are going to start charging customers for their previously free websites. Microsoft 365 is a productivity suite that has a monthly fee.

Now is a good time to Go Google.
Remember, Google Apps is free for up to 10 users. Google Sites is free and provides 10GB of free web hosting.

Here is information from Microsoft Office Live Small Business:
How will Office Live Small Business customers be affected?
  • Microsoft Office 365 will replace Office Live Small Business as the comprehensive Microsoft productivity service for small businesses.
  • The Office Live Small Business service will continue to run as it does today through April 30, 2012.
  • As a valued Office Live Small Business customer, you will be offered a 6 month, no obligation free trial of both Office 365 for professionals and small business and Office Professional Plus.
  • For now, Office Live Small Business customers can continue to use the service. Once the promotional offer is available, follow the self transition guide to move over your web site, email, contacts and calendar to Office 365 or hire a partner.

Office 365 for professionals and small businesses (Plan P1) will cost $6 per user per month after the free promotional period. Custom domain fees are not included in the free offer period. Office Professional Plus will cost $15 per user per month.
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