Were you on free flight OLSB? Now MSFT is kicking you out to the Cloud… Let us know when you touch the ground.

FACTS:

http://ask.officelive.com/smallbusiness/blogs/team/archive/2011/12/17/update-on-the-future-of-office-live-small-business.aspx#comments

Can my website be transitioned automatically to Office 365?

You must manually recreate your website in Office 365. To do this, you must copy and paste your text, pictures, and any other website elements you choose to move.

(http://www.microsoft.com/office/olsb/FAQ-EN-US.html)

Microsoft has been struggling with its online service since long time ago, maybe since it bought HoTMaiL 14 years ago.  Then it started MSN, including MSN Messenger and MSN Spaces, later rebranded to Windows Live, it also named its small business service to Office Live.  But in recent years, MS re-shuffled all its online service again.  Stopped Live Spaces last year, made Office Live and Live Office more confusing.  Pushing the MS cloud – Azure, including a lite consumer version called Skydrive.  Changing Office Live to Office 365,  et cetera.

But all these are going to fail.  MS had failed on Web 2.0, it has also failed on Social Networking (remember Wallop?).  Now they bet on the Cloud.  If there is no philosophical change in its online business, MS is going to fail again.  Let me tell you why?

(to be continued)

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