Microsoft Launches Alternative To Google Apps

    November 19, 2007

Microsoft launched Windows Live Community Builder without any fan-fare or hoopla. This comes shortly after launching Live Search Webmaster Tools For Business.

Some of the features include:

  • E-mail on your own domain.
  • Admin tools to help you add and manage member accounts.
  • Create and share a photo album in minutes.


Not many people knew of it or even heard about it besides Australian Harvey Sanchez who made the first announcement.

"With Windows Live Community Builder, businesses or non for profit organizations or anyone looking at creating a community service can now achieve deeper and more engaging connections with their community through customized, branded online experiences. Whether they want branded, familiar email services for their community or a member’s only area on their web site, complete with calendaring, contacts, and mapping features; Windows Live Community Builder has what they, their administrators, and their technology partners need. It’s easy to get started and painless to maintain – and it includes the peace of mind that comes from the technology, experience, and market leadership they’d expect from Microsoft."

Its very simple. All you need to do is sign up (javascript:shiftOpacity(‘getStarted’, 500)) and reap in the benefits.