By AN Jay on September 9, 2009

9 Free Web Apps From Microsoft You Might Not Know About

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Now a days, it’s really not hard to find free and online web service to perform your daily task but offering really useful and free online web applications from Microsoft is a great step. Today, we are discussing about some web tools from Microsoft. We hope this list will be helpful for for everyone and specially it could be useful for designer to developer, office worker, manager to supervisor, student to home user and so on. Most of them are not very well-known, but they are really amazing in respect to their features.

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Office Live

Office Live

You can use this service for free online storage and document sharing. You can store files up to 5GB, and share with anyone, and collaborate on a single document. It will allow you to view Microsoft Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint files from your Web browser.

My Phone

My Phone

Microsoft My Phone syncs information on your mobile phone to a storage space on a web site hosted by Microsoft. If your phone is lost or stolen, or if you upgrade to a new phone, you can easily restore the contacts, calendar appointments, photos, and other information that you stored on My Phone to a compatible new or replacement phone. Most phones that run the Windows Mobile 6 operating system are compatible with My Phone service.

Live Safety Scanner

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Windows Live OneCare safety scanner is a free service designed to help ensure the health of your PC.

SkyDrive

SkyDrive

Windows Live SkyDrive works well on any Windows or Macintosh computer with Firefox 1.5 or higher, or Internet Explorer 6 or higher. 5 GB of free online storage, available from any computer with Internet access. You can create personal, shared, and public folders and you can decide who has access to each folder.

Office Live Small Business

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Office Live Small Business provides your company with everything needed to create a professional web presence for free, including easy-to-use website design and management tools, and 100 email accounts. You also get a free suite of professional business applications that will allow you to manage customers, projects, and documents and easily share information with employees, customers, suppliers and vendors. All this is security-enhanced, managed, and maintained by Office Live Small Business.

Live Sync

Live Sync

With this service, you can keep important files up to date on all your computers, PC or Mac. This will also help you to share folders to sync files with friends or coworkers very easily. There is an option to sign in to the Sync website for remote access to any computer where you’ve installed Sync.

Silverlight Streaming

Silverlight Streaming

Microsoft® Silverlight Streaming by Windows Live  is a companion service for Silverlight that makes it easier for developers and designers to deliver and scale rich media as part of their Silverlight applications. The service offers web designers and developers a free and convenient solution for hosting and streaming cross-platform, cross-browser media experiences and rich interactive applications that run on Windows and Mac.

The Microsoft® Translator

The Microsoft® Translator

The Microsoft® Translator is a free online translation service for worldwide web. You can type or paste text on the site that you want to translate and choose your translation language before you click translate. The Microsoft® Translator webpage widget allows you to bring real-time, in-place translations to your web site as well.

Live Mesh

Live Mesh

With Live Mesh, you can synchronize, share and access files with all of your devices, so you always have the updated copy of your files. It’s very simple and easy that you can now access your files from any device or from the web, easily share them with others, and get notified whenever someone changes a file. The best of all this service is powered by Microsoft and absolutely free for everyone.





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Comments

And what are they offering that not everybody else is?

Seems like they are trying to play catch-up with Gxxx. Storage space is nice, but what do people store the most on the Web? Photos? And how many sites provide this service?

I’m wondering if there is a way to work with this.

Skydrive’s 25 GB free file storage space offering is something no one else is offering. Further using Office Live, you can collaboratively edit Office files and get features that were part of etherpad and apps like getbackboard.com

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