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Windows Live Writer (beta)

May 31, 2007

Windows Live Writer

Not the usual writing software. This is a desktop blogging software just released recently by Microsoft. Windows Live Writer (WLW) has the following features:

  1. WYSIWYG Authoring: it takes care of HTML part
  2. Photo Publishing: it has some tools of handling photos in the blog
  3. Map Publishing: it allows you to insert a Windows Live Local map
  4. Writer SDK: it lets developers extend its capabilities
  5. Compatibility: besides the default Windows Live Space, also support other webblogs Blogger, LiveJournal, TypePad and WordPress etc

WLW is targeted at different kind of users, as compared with WordPress (or some other similar software, e. g. MovableType). It’s interesting to see that Microsoft has put considerable effort to get a certain ground in social sharing and blogging among other long-term players.

For the moment, I’m satisfied with using WordPress.com (not a blog addict yet 😛)

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