Our blog is 5 days old. For this anniversary we got a present frоm Microsoft – today the beta version of Windows Live Writer was announced.

Pros:

  • While installing, it adds Onfolio toolbar to IE (optional) making it work with tabs (supports old IE versions) But the toolbar needs to be updated at once.
  • Is considered to be a default client for Windows Live Spaces – has anybody an idea why? – but also compatible with other weblogs (Blogger, LiveJournal, TypePad, WordPress). Semi-automatic сonfiguring – just point URL, login and password.
  • Easy photo and map publishing
  • Works via proxy servers

Cons:

  • Lack of text formatting features, in spite of WYSIWYG authoring. If you are used to Semagic, Zoundry Blog Writer or BlogJet, you’ll be missing them.

Wish to get the most out of Live Writer? Tweak its API, as we do right now. Launching FDM blog, we had concerns about each piece of blog client software we tried. Frankly, we still use no client. At the moment we are testing the toolkit by Microsoft.

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