It seems Microsoft really is trying to embrace the blogging phenomenon. Althought Live Writer has been out for a few months now, I thought I might actually give it a try. So far so good, despite there being little to no information on setting up Live Writer with a custom WordPress installation.
The list of supported blogs is quite extensive; Windows Live Space, WordPress.com, Typepad, Blogger, LiveJournal, Movable Type, WordPress Custom Installation, Radio Userland, Community Server, dasBlog as well as any other custom made blogs that utilise the Metaweblog API or Movable Type API are all supported.
The ability to insert links and pictuers is also painless. It’s all done with the click of a button, with a WYSIWYG interface. So far this programme seems more complete then the blogging featuers in Microsoft Word 2007 Beta. The ability to save blog entries as drafts will also come in handy for some, especially those who might be traveling but are unable to connect up to the Internet for a period of time. I suggest anyone that is into blogging give this software a try. It’s really nice to finally see some innovative and useful tools come out of Microsoft.