Windows Live Writer 1.0 released, learn all about it here!

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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!

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    Lord Zimbu

    As with many such useful bits of software it will come down to unconventional blog sites integrating it.

    Also that WLW isn't quite as indespensible as say notepad. Perhaps if notepad could be upgraded with some of WLW features NOTEPAD would be even more indespensible.

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    Lord Zimbu

    As with many such useful bits of software it will come down to unconventional blog sites integrating it.

    Also that WLW isn't quite as indespensible as say notepad. Perhaps if notepad could be upgraded with some of WLW features NOTEPAD would be even more indespensible.

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    cori

    Please, please, please provide a downloadable installer for this stuff.  I'm behind a proxy which your installer can't negotiate. Ironically enough it's a Microsoft ISA Proxy, but it won't let a connection for your installer through.  I'd love to install some of the new Live bits, but I can't get to them.

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    cori

    Please, please, please provide a downloadable installer for this stuff.  I'm behind a proxy which your installer can't negotiate. Ironically enough it's a Microsoft ISA Proxy, but it won't let a connection for your installer through.  I'd love to install some of the new Live bits, but I can't get to them.

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    quikboy

    I just wish Live Writer had 3 quick features:

    1. Different fonts

    2. Fonts sizes

    3. Smileys/emoticons (but please be different than the ones seen on WLM/MSN)

    Then I'll be really happy. Wish they would do that.

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    quikboy

    I just wish Live Writer had 3 quick features:

    1. Different fonts

    2. Fonts sizes

    3. Smileys/emoticons (but please be different than the ones seen on WLM/MSN)

    Then I'll be really happy. Wish they would do that.

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    quikboy

    Thank you ScissorMonkey.

    I appreciate the really through answer. That really helped. And you really took the extra mile by putting a whole blog post and some screenshots about this. Really helpful, thank you.

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    quikboy

    Thank you ScissorMonkey.

    I appreciate the really through answer. That really helped. And you really took the extra mile by putting a whole blog post and some screenshots about this. Really helpful, thank you.

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