Microsoft Partners DevelopedMicrosoft is sticking to its plan to shut down its office livesmall business suite of cloud-based services on monday, even though it seems many customers are either unaware of the deadline or are having difficulties migrating. many office livesmall business customers are still posting questions and reporting problems related to the migration in discussion forums, social media sites and blogs, as the clock ticks. it's unclear how many office livesmall business customers remain oblivious to the suite's impending shutdown. office livesmall business is used primarily for email communications and website hosting. microsoft partners still plans to start dismantling office livesmall business after midnight u.s. pacific time on tuesday, when it will start taking down office livesmall business - hosted websites, a microsoft spokeswoman confirmed. however, microsoft partners will keep operational the windows live hotmail custom email addresses hosted by the service for six months, she said via email. microsoft will also provide an online form that office livesmall business customers who miss today's deadline can fill out to recover lost website data, she said. it's not clear when microsoft decided to keep the email accounts active for six more months and to offer the website data-recovery form. the decisions may be a sign that microsoft partners is aware that a significant number of office livesmall business customers will not transition in time.
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