Targeting smaller to medium sized businesses without an IT staff is a hot market right now. As I see from Microsoft’s strategy in the Office Live front, they appear to understand this and want to make life easier in this realm as well.

Microsoft will flip the switch on its Office Live offering on Wednesday.

Office Live joins Windows Live as Microsoft’s foray into Web-based applications. The packages are designed for small businesses with 10 or fewer employees that lack in-house IT staff.

“With Microsoft Office Live, we are making online services available for small businesses to create an enterprise-like IT infrastructure for them without the management requirements,” said Jeff Raikes, president of the Microsoft Business Division, in a statement. [Read the rest]