Office Live Workspace Beta – Now Publicly Available Worldwide

Last week I reported about Office Live Workspace’s first feature update, now, just a few days later, everybody can get instant access to this service! It is now available, in English, Worldwide:

REDMOND, Wash. — March 3, 2008 — Microsoft Corp. today announced the public availability of Microsoft Office Live Workspace beta (, the new Web-based extension of Microsoft Office that lets people access their documents online and share their work with others. Office Live Workspace was among the first entries in the new wave of online services in Microsoft’s software plus services vision previewed last fall.

Office Live Workspace is now available worldwide in English. People can sign up for free at and will be granted immediate access to the service. Microsoft is also unveiling a number of new Office Live Workspace features, such as an activity panel, notifications, direct links and multifile upload.

The beta will be offered in various languages later this year. Microsoft also hopes to release the final version of Office Live Workspace later this year. Along with this worldwide beta release there’s a Sweepstake for U.S.-based Office Live Workspace users. Yours truly will not be allowed to enter that one, but if you are in the US this certainly is a bonus!

More read of interest:
Microsoft Office Live Workspace Beta Fact Sheet

Previous LiveSide articles:
Office Live Workspace – first feature update goes live
Our first look at Office Live Workspaces
Office Live Workspaces: Our interview with Kirk Gregerson
Office Live Renamed: New offering announced: Office Live Workspaces

Edit: Once you are in the beta you can also go to Workspaces through
Link in the More Services bar: