Does it ever feel ever so darn good to write something positive on MSFT that
software company in Redmond, Washington--ay Colin B.?
Forgive a rare cross post but I was enthusiastic enough to want to share
this with some of the people who may have blogs, etc. who help out over on
Win Mail group and on the Vista setup group.
I would like for you all to give a look to this new handy app I stumbled
onto from the Windows Live team that I'm trying out. Essentially this
useful little app from the Windows Live team (one of may in the future I
hope since Mr. Ballmer has allocated considerable money to it and MSFT has
hired one of the world's foremost search experts Dr. Gary Flake to help with
MSN and MSFT Research and now has one of the world's foremost data mining
experts who helped invent it).
Download for Microsoft (MSN Live) Windows Live Writer: http://download.microsoft.com/downlo...561/Writer.msi
This is called Windows Live Writer. To quote Sidebark Geek's blog that I'll
"Windows Live Writer is a desktop blog publishing tool - a WYSIWYG tool for
blogging...You can publish photos and maps and much more with this tool.
What's even better is you can expect plugins to show up sometime soon at
Windows Live Gallery that enables you to embed many more cool things into
your blog posts. I'm not used to using a desktop application to make blog
posts but this app is just awesome. It saves your blog posts to your PC as
well so you can also go back and edit and also allows you to choose
categories or tags for a specific blog post...The centerpiece of Live Writer
is the Web Layout view. In it, your blog appears relatively similar to its
real world styling, and the text is formatted as it would appear on the
final website. All this is done by the program downloading and using your
blogs own HTML and CSS in the program. Brilliant! It falls apart, as you can
see above, if you have a black sidebar, but other than that, this is the
most visually pleasing way to edit a blog I have ever seen."
I know a lot of you have blogs and it will allow you to use it on your blog
or on an MSN Space. It is free.
See also for context and reference:
Writer Zone http://windowslivewriter.spaces.live.com/ http://www.preoccupations.org/2006/0...s_live_wr.html
Ed Bott's First Take here (Author of Vista Inside Out MSFT Press December
2006 or thereabouts): http://www.edbott.com/weblog/?p=1433
Nathan Wienberg's Review: http://microsoft.blognewschannel.com...t-impressions/
Enjoy this I hope,