Reporting about Microsoft’s announcement of Windows Live and Office Live today, Boston Globe reporter Robert Weisman wrote:

With the new Microsoft tools, small businesses will be able to build an online presence and manage projects over the Internet, and consumers will be able to share digital photos and other files that can be accessed from home, the office, or on the road.

I don’t know about you, but I find this to be really underwhelming. I mean, haven’t we been doing all this for years? Now, in fairness to Microsoft, I haven’t delved into the details of the news yet, but if this is what Weisman took away from the press conference, Microsoft has to develop a better story about this new initiative–especially since they seem to be making a big bet on it.