March 2, 2008

How to apply Office Live Small Business worldwide

Filed under: office-live — olxt @ 11:58 pm

If you live outside of US, Japan, UK, France, German and Japan, you still can use Office Live Small Business. Here is how,

First apply an email on live.com or hotmail.com if you don’t have one.

Then goto http://officelive.com

Click “Sign Up Free” for Office Live Small Business (not workspaces).

You will see

“If your e-mail address is already associated with a Windows Live ID, you can sign in with it.

click “Sign In”

Sign in with your live.com/hotmail.com. You will ask “Enter your information”, fill it and complete your sign up.

If anything wrong, start over again.

You will get a Office Live Small Business account. BUT the domain is something like yourname.web.officelive.com

If you want your own domain, you can purchase a new one if you have US credit card. Otherwise, apply a .com/net/org/info domain from godaddy.com or any domain name provider. Then you can re delegation the domain to Office Live.

That is it.

Only thing is you may not get language and other supports.


June 27, 2007

Window Live Folders beta launched

Filed under: office-live,Windows Live Folders — olxt @ 11:05 pm

You can get at https://folders.live.com

One more good thing it uses HTTPS, which give you more security.

Windows Live Folders

Filed under: office-live,Windows Live Folders — olxt @ 2:48 am

Windows Live Folders will be a wonderful and greate service.  It has private, share and public three folder types.


  • Use personal folders to back up important files that are only for you.
  • Get to your files from any computer with Internet access by signing in with your Windows Live ID.


  • Shared folders make it easy to collaborate with coworkers or classmates.
  • You decide how much control each person has over each shared folder. Some can just read what’s there: others can add and delete files.
  • Everyone who is sharing uses their own Windows Live ID.


  • With public folders, anyone on the Internet can view your files, but they can’t change them.
  • Want to show your public files to others? Just send them a link! Each folder and file has its own web address.

more details you can check liveside.net

The greatest thing for our Office Live users is we can make it as a workspace for sure. just be patient….

June 6, 2007

OfficeLive.net gone to Microsoft

Filed under: office-live — olxt @ 3:51 pm

OfficeLive.net home page

Today, checked the site http://officelive.net. The site is gone. I checked DNS, it is under Microsoft. So I believe, MS paid huge $$$$$$$$$$.

Here was the law suit….

The “Office Live” brand might be a little more prevalent than Microsoft first anticipated

Office Live LLC., an online media company that gives free professional advice and runs a number of websites, including Officelive.net, has filed a lawsuit against Microsoft targeting its “Office Live” brand. The lawsuit aims to seek an injunction disallowing Microsoft from using the “Office Live” name.

Office Live LLC has had a federal registration on the “Office Live” trademark since 2002, well before the launch of Microsoft’s Office Live services, which only made their debut late last November. Office Live LLC also has a large number of services and websites centered on the Office Live brand, such as Lawofficelive.com, Autofficelive.com, and Realtorsofficelive.com.

Following the release of Microsoft’s Office Live services, Office Live LLC filed a lawsuit against Microsoft on December 29, 2006 in the United States District Court for the Central District of California. However, they agreed with Microsoft to refrain from serving the lawsuit in an effort for both companies to discuss the dispute.

When the two companies met on February 12, talks failed and neither of the companies were able to reach an agreement.

In a statement, Lenny Targon, Chief Executive of Office Live stated, “”It is shocking that Microsoft would have so little regard for another company’s intellectual property rights that it would select a name belonging to another company. Online software may be the next big thing, but Microsoft has no right to use our trademark without permission.” Microsoft believes the word “Live” used in conjunction with other terms is commonplace. They view the word more of as a descriptor and don’t believe Office Live LLC has a trademark.

In an e-mail to CBC News, Microsoft spokesman Jack Evans stated, “Microsoft is using common words in a common way and pairs them with its very famous Microsoft mark. We don’t think Office Live LLC has a trademark, or that we are infringing any rights asserted by Office Live LLC.”

Microsoft plans to vigorously defend its position in court. In addition, they will also seek to invalidate Office Live LLC’s trademark to the phrase Office Live.

March 21, 2007

Beware the length of Password for Windows Live ID, Hotmail and MSN.

Filed under: Hotmail,MSN,office-live,Security,Windows Live ID — olxt @ 4:24 am

Today, when I changed my password for my account on Hotmail ( Windows Live ID), I found it has max length limit on it. The max length is 16. It is fine. But the problem is, on change password page, it only shows min number, you can type in password longer than 16, only first 16 characters are saved.

So just beware, only first 16 characters are useful, even you set 16+ long.

March 17, 2007

Live Search on office live subscriptions

Filed under: google,office-live — olxt @ 2:10 am

Office Live add site owner search, you can check steps at http://officeliveblog.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!7A0018FE70A946FB!600.entry

But thing is,  it uses IFrame to embed the code!

March 10, 2007

Test Office Live Basics Free

Filed under: hosting,office-live — olxt @ 9:16 am

we have a few Office Live Basics sites are idling, also we see some users want to know what is Office Live before create/move account on Office Live.

If you are interesting on Office Live, you can contact us at http://olxt.com , we will send you login in information and give you a editor role. So you can take a test drive.

March 1, 2007

Free password protected URL generator

Filed under: office-live — olxt @ 10:04 am

Password Protected URL Generator is OLXT specail design for Office Live Basics users. Other users also can use and take benefit from the generator. The Generator will generate  a encrypted url for your protected URL,  the encryptor uses password as key.  It is agile tool for you to use.

Free IFrame Generator for Office Live HTML module

Filed under: google,office-live — olxt @ 9:43 am

OLXT built a amazing tool for Office Live user to generate a piece code to be used for HTML module.

When user uses HTML module, user can’t put javascript/css link to a js or css file.

User always frastrates to create a html page and upload Documents Gallery.  One is because Windows automatically hide known file’s extension name.  So user don’t know how to create a .html file using NotePad. Also don’t understand what is IFrame.

The Free Generator will let users skip all those steps. Just transfer 3rd party code, like Google Adsense, into a IFrame code can be used directly inside HTML module.

Enjoy the amazing tool to enrich your Office Live site.

February 26, 2007

Master Sites on Office Live Community

Filed under: office-live — olxt @ 9:18 pm

I don’t know when they add the page http://officelivecommunity.com/masters.aspx. But it looks funny.

However this is good news and important step for Office Live users, especially for Basics users.  Microsoft Office Live seems finally recognize it can’t do all things and can’t control whole things even on its self platform.  They have to treat “users” as users.

OLXT will continue do agile things to extended functions of Office Live. It proves we are right on the track.

Think, think, think and dig, dig, dig. We will build good solution. OLXT does not give simple hacks or tricks, we give solutions.

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