Ever since its first beta release in August 2006, I've been a big fan of Windows Live Writer. Windows Live Writer is a fully featured Windows blogging client
with support for spell checking, WYSIWYG editing, picture uploading and custom plug-ins (with a full SDK
). In addition to the expected Windows Live Spaces support, it also supports a ton of other blogging engines including a generic metaweblog api setting that I can use to blog on both on10.net and duncanmackenzie.net!
With the 1.0 release it seemed like a good time to learn a bit more about this app, so I sat down with Becky Pezely from the Windows Live Writer team and got all the details. Check out the video for yourself, learn all about this cool product, then scoot over to download the 1.0 version
. Don't stop there though, check out all the great plug-ins available for Windows Live Writer
and if you are a Flickr user, make sure to grab Tim Heuer's Flick4Writer plug in
(that I mention in the video) and insert your flickr photos into Writer with the greatest of ease!