Windows Live Writer

One of the cool new tools released this week has been the Windows Live Writer, an offline blogging client from Windows Live and it is not just for Windows Live Spaces.

Writer is a great client for Windows Live Spaces but also works with other weblogs including Blogger, LiveJournal, TypePad, WordPress (and many others).

Writer supports RSD (Really Simple Discoverability), the Metaweblog API, and the Movable Type API.

We want Writer to work well with every blogging service out there. If you can’t get Writer to work with your blog, we want to know.

There are even some plugin’s starting to appear.

I have been playing with it over the last couple of days, you might of seen a Temporary Posts thingy as the tool tries to workout my style sheet, which it failed at 3 times. Overall not a bad little tool, this is the first post written in it.

Update: The tool did not seem to recognise that the post was published and still has this post in a Draft status.  I guess that is why they call it Beta.

5 thoughts on “Windows Live Writer

  1. Although there are a few things I would like to see changed and a few added, I’m really enjoying Live Writer. It has replaced w.bloggar for me.

    What I really like is the responsiveness of the Writer team. They respond internally to feedback and questions within minutes…it’s amazing! If they do the same thing with their blog and MSN Groups forum, then I have no doubt Writer will turn into a top notch product. I just hope the pricepoint stays where it’s at right now. 😉

  2. If you can’t get it working feel free to send me the details in email [dogATtodhilton.com] and I’ll pass them along internally. As I said, the team is extremely interested in resolving issues.

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