Microsoft Office Live Beta Is Going Live

On Feb. 15, Microsoft will release to testers first beta releases of three Office Live small-business subscription services. Office Live is a family of add-on services designed to complement Microsoft Office, the same way that the growing stable of Windows Live services will extend Microsoft Windows. The LiveSide.Net Web site on Feb. 13 posted details on Office Live Beta 1’s availability, as well as some screen shots of the pending Office Live beta releases. The Office Live beta bits will be downloadable by testers starting at 6 a.m. PST [GMT -8] Feb. 15, Microsoft officials said.