There is so much talk about Google and its products these days that Microsoft may not be the first company that comes to mind when you think of the online space. However, Microsoft has been quietly building an online arsenal and doing so without accusations of being 'evil.'The name of the budding e-powerhouse is Windows Live. I think that Microsoft is back to whole-heartily compete with Google in the online software space.
If you take a look at this chart (or click on the screen-shot below) of all the products Microsoft has on tap with Windows Live, I think you'd be pretty amazed.
I understand that not every product is able to compete with current widely-used Google online applications, but I think that if Microsoft integrates all the services into existing online applications it will be successful in several of these endeavors. Microsoft is not only competing with Google; they also are positioned to take on eBay, Craigslist and Yahoo among others.