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Windows Live Writer

by Brandon on August 13th, 2006

Writer is a new blogging tool from Windows Live.  It lets you publish posts, pictures, maps, and more on all kinds of blogging services.

I just downloaded their beta and I’m posting this entry from it now.  Pretty sweet app!


Screenshots, info, and download at their blog.

Check it out!

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  1. Microsoft announced the release of the Windows Live Writer blog posting tool. The client side tool allows users to compose blog posts offline and post them to MSN, er, Live Spaces, and other popular blogging platforms (e.g. Blogger, Typepad). Live Writer sports the following features:

    * WYSIWIG Authoring – the ability to switch in and out of HTML mode as well. Not a huge deal, other client side blog posting tools have provided this for a long time.
    * Photo Publishing – along with the ability to do some basic image manipulation.
    * Map Publishing – ok, this is cool.
    * Write SDK – lets developers enhance writer to post additional content, e.g., embedded audio/video players, images from e-commerce sites, etc. This is also cool and smart.

    Here are my observations:

    * This is actually kinda a big deal. Not because the tool is so innovative, it does a few clever things and it is very well executed, but it is a year or so late. Still the Live Writer team derserves some applause cause it is very nicely done…

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