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During Developer Update (Mississauga, Canada)I got very enthusiastic about Office Live offering but when I tried to use it and sign up for trial version Premium edition I found out that I cannot use it because ití»s only available in USA. I must admit that I am very disappointed with that.

How can I try it



Re: Office Live Basics, Essentials and Premium Office Live in Canada

Chris Beiter - MSFT

Office Live is currently not only in the US, but also UK, France, Germany and Japan. We are planning to expand into other markets in the not to distant future (FY08). We have received feedback about Canada before, so it is defintely on the consider list, but that's about all I can say at this stage.

In the meantime, if you have a payment instrument (such as credit card) from one of these countries, you can get an Office Live account.

Thanks for your enthusiasm about Office Live!






Re: Office Live Basics, Essentials and Premium Office Live in Canada

Jake Warken

To offer this in the US and not in Canada makes no sense, I can't imagine the effort to extend this to Canada would be extensive, any real reasoning behind why Microsoft has choosen to ignore us and eliminate the oppertunity to capture this market as well





Re: Office Live Basics, Essentials and Premium Office Live in Canada

Tara Brown-MSFT

Hi Jake,

Definitely not ignoring you! I'm Canadian too and can't wait until we can get into the Canadian market! We need to ensure we handle the bilingual rules first.

-Tara






Re: Office Live Basics, Essentials and Premium Office Live in Canada

msdn2007

Yeah it's always the french that are delaying economic growth in Canada.





Re: Office Live Basics, Essentials and Premium Office Live in Canada

R. Andrew Stiles

I was rather surprised as well as it actually indicates province but does not list, just thought I would post to show the support that there is a large interest for it here in Canada as an entrepreneur I am truly looking forward to it. It will be a very valuable tool



Re: Office Live Basics, Essentials and Premium Office Live in Canada

ristt

I wish you were in front of me to say those words again. And microsoft , you should filter these forums !






Re: Office Live Basics, Essentials and Premium Office Live in Canada

VandaChan

Hi Chris

I live in Malaysia but I do have a US Bank Account and the Debit Card (Visa Platinum) and may I know can I sign up for the Office Live Service What address should I put in

Thanks.

regards

Vanda






Re: Office Live Basics, Essentials and Premium Office Live in Canada

Dyeus

I too am looking forward to use the office live services... may I just suggest to make it possible to make an easy transition possible between domains.live.com and office.live.com (where I dont have to cancel one to subscribe to the other)





Re: Office Live Basics, Essentials and Premium Office Live in Canada

computerguy99

Is there any update to this We are well into FY08. just curious if you have any more info on the situation with Canada or other markets.





Re: Office Live Basics, Essentials and Premium Office Live in Canada

Dyeus

I would like an update too, or an answer to the following question... If I would get a pre-paid credit card in the US would I be able to sign up for the service and then when it comes out here in Canada update the information with my own credit card info (including changing the country to Canada (so unlike the xbox where you can not switch country)




Re: Office Live Basics, Essentials and Premium Office Live in Canada

Dyeus

Can someone answer the question