Thursday, November 03, 2005

Windows Live is for real

Just weeks after the reports that Google has shelved the project to create an online office suite application, Windows has announced the beta release of Windows Live that can be initially accessed for free at Also, Microsoft Office can now be accessed from just a web browser, without any installation or maintanence hassles.

If you got impressed with all the dragging/dropping and minimizing/closing of different boxes on site, then don't worry: you can create a similar website with much ease by using ASP.NET 2.0. Just wait for the hosting providers to start supporting it and until then, just be ready for it by getting your hands dirty with some ASP.NET 2.0 code or read some articles on the topic here: Code Project and MSDN Magazine.