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  • Blog Post: Use Publisher to build an Office Live website

    At last week’s Business Startup Show , several visitors asked if they could use various website editing tools with Office Live. The answer is a resounding ‘Yes’. The beauty of Office Live is that you start with the basic templates, which are very easy to use.  If a more advanced website is required...
  • Blog Post: Using third party html editing tools with your Office Live website

    I often come across people who would like to use an html editor, rather than the templates provided, to build their website on Office Live. You can use any html editing tool with Office Live but have to go through a couple of simple steps first : Within Site Actions, click “Activate advanced design features...
  • Blog Post: ‘Staycation’ in a Yurt in Devon on Office Live

    This year we decided to take a summer break at home in England; the Blackdown Hills of Devon in the south-west of the country, to be precise. As fairly keen walkers, we have a great love of the open countryside and a growing interest in all things eco. After having read various holiday articles in...
  • Blog Post: Surfboard success story on Office Live

    Paipoglide is a great little company, based in Cornwall, building custom surfboards by hand from a variety of wood materials. The result is a board which not only functions superbly on the waves, but is also a sculptural piece in its own right honed using the skills of ancient Hawaiian craftsman. Check...
  • Blog Post: AvailableLocal.com launches on the Office Live platform

    An innovative recruitment company, called AvailableLocal.com, have just launched their services on an Office Live website at www.availablelocal.com . Their proposition is based around supporting sustainable local employment, in an attempt to drastically cut ‘job miles’. They’re building a network of...
  • Blog Post: An Office Live tribute to Michael Jackson

    With the sad news that Michael Jackson passed away yesterday, I can confess to having searched online for a few video clips of the genius at work. Whilst doing this, it occurred to me that this might be a good time to test the new video embedding module that’s now built into Office live. I can...
  • Blog Post: Create a gallery in Office Live with image enlarging

    Within Office Live Small Business, there is a simple ‘ Image Gallery ’ tool that allows several images to be displayed on your website as a slideshow. The slideshow controls can also be exposed so that the slideshow can be paused, clicked through and individual images enlarged. Try an example here :...
  • Blog Post: Get started with Office Live Small Business Reports

    ";" height=150 galleryimg="no"> One of the best ways to ‘fine-tune’ a website is to spend some time drilling into the reporting tools to get a good understanding of where visitors are coming from, where they enter, where they leave, and so on. This short video from www.youtube.com/officelive...
  • Blog Post: Burghfield and Goring Vets get online with Office Live

    Fully Vetted is the Web site of an established veterinary business that had been considering a Web site and business e-mail for some time. Microsoft Office Live made the decision simple – it was so easy and inexpensive to implement. By managing the site internally it's already realising significant savings...
  • Blog Post: Office Live helps successful Trout Fishery

    As one of the best known fisheries in the South West of England, Manningford Trout Fishery is already enjoyed by a wide range of fishermen. Following extensive de-silting of the lakes in 2007, Manningford is now keen to accelerate the growth rate of its business. A professional website was a missing...
  • Blog Post: What’s the connection between Swine Flu, MP’s expenses, Virtual Earth, Photosynth and Office Live ?

    The Microsoft Virtual Earth platform is an integrated set of services that provides quality geospatial data, rich imagery, cutting-edge technology, and dependable performance that helps organisations visualise data and provide immersive end-user experiences. To help audiences track and visualise the...
  • Blog Post: Belly Dancing Engineer – an Office Live success story

    ";" galleryimg="no"> Having started belly dancing ten years ago as a hobby, it has since become a passion for Claire Novis and she has eventually also turned it into a job. Claire now spends many evenings and weekends teaching classes, running workshops and performing around the UK. She does...
  • Blog Post: Multimap add-in for Outlook

    If you’re looking for a quick, simple way to add maps to your meeting requests, email signature, contacts and more, then the new Multimap add-in for Outlook could be just what you’re looking for : Read more about the add-in here Of course, you may also want to add Multimap to your Office Live...
  • Blog Post: Some great video resources for getting help with Office Live

    It’s always good to have some extra help help available, especially when you’re just starting to use some of the many web services that are now available. On the Office Live Community pages, there is now a “Video” tab that reveals all the video clips and webcasts associated with both Office Live Small...
  • Blog Post: Upload images faster to Office Live

    When building an Office Live website with lots of images, it can be a bit of a pain to upload each image individually. Instructions have just been updated on how to set up the mutliple image uploader. This has to be done from within the Image Gallery itself (as opposed to the Website section). Full...
  • Blog Post: Use your own domain name with Office Live

    Whilst it may be very attractive to get a free domain name with Office Live Small Business , many people already have their own domain name that they had planned to connect to a website at a future date. If you want to connect your domain name with Office Live’s free 500MB of web-hosting space, we...
  • Blog Post: NEW Office Live features and functionality

    First of all, Office Live WorkSpace has added language support for Hungary, Romania, Lithuania, Serbia, Ukraine, Slovakia, Latvia, and Slovenia to use the localised service. WorkSpaces also get long-awaited FOLDERS, full cut/copy/paste and file storage is being increased to a very respectable 5GB...
  • Blog Post: Free e-book : Social Media for Small Business

    Harness the power of Social Media & watch your business grow Microsoft Office Live Small Business has sponsored the creation of an e-book about Social Media, helping you to understand this powerful resource. In “Let’s talk: Social Media for Small Business,” respected author John...
  • Blog Post: Free e-book - 11 Steps to Create a Successful Web Site

    Microsoft Office Live Small Business and Startup Nation are committed to helping entrepreneurs start and nurture their businesses by providing solutions that can be put into action immediately. Get your free copy of "11 Steps to Create a Successful Web Site." This 64-page downloadable e-book (in PDF...
  • Blog Post: How to get your website noticed

    These blog entries were written to help Office Live users get up to speed quickly, with some useful tips and tricks on moving up search rankings. Hopefully, it will help others make some progress with their Office Live websites : See these two links : http://tinyurl.com/6re3op - practical tips...
  • Blog Post: Try the advanced design features of Office Live Small Business

    This is an article that was previously written for another blog, which proved very popular. Some may still find it useful : http://tinyurl.com/6rx4sc
  • Blog Post: Office Live Guy - first post

    Welcome to the Office Live Guy portal. A blog for all Office Live users in the UK.
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