Could it be? Have we just lost one of the three valuable directories (Yahoo, DMOZ and bCentral) – recommended by many when launching a new site?
As of November 15, 2006 Microsoft will no longer accept new sign-ups for select Microsoft Online Small Business Services.
These services, previously marketed under the bCentralâ„¢ brand, include Appointment Manager, Banner Network Ads, Commerce Manager, Customer Manager, FastCounter Pro, List Builder, Sales Leads, SharePointÂ®, Submit it!, Traffic Builder, and Web Hosting Packages.
While the services appear to be re-branding as Microsoft Office Live, the new site has no mention of a directory. Yikes!
Hat-tip to Matt McGee for the discovery.