I was quite surprised to recently see that Microsoft is closing down all web sites running on Office Live in April 2012. Current Office Live users are going to be offered 6 months free on Microsoft’s Office 365 service, and then will need to pay. OK, I can accept that you can’t expect free forever. But here’s the real surprise: you must manually recreate your website, as well as manually migrate your contacts, email, calendar, and documents. No thanks!
If I have to recreate my website, I’m going to find a better CMS than Microsoft provides! I’ve been frustrated multiple times with Office Live losing all my content when changing themes! Never again!
So now I’m trying out WordPress, and so far, I’m happy!