Is it my birthday? Is it Father’s Day? I don’t know what the special day is, but I am not going to argue.
I am using the Beta 2 to blog this post. The interface has been updated. See the screen shot below of the updated program:
I have become pretty familiar with the existing interface, but I really like the new one – it is very polished.
Do you like how I took a screen shot of what I was working on – I try to be more creative so you get a better idea of how things are working.
The update includes:
- New Authoring Capabilities such as inline spell checking, page authoring for WordPress and TypePad, and improved hyperlinking and graphic insertion, I did not think the old functionality was lacking, I look forward to checking out the new stuff.
- Better Integration and Capability such as SharePoint 2007 support, New APIs to enable custom extensions and local and online edits are automatically synchronized which will be a great help if you blog from more than one computer.
From the Live Writer Team -
We’re also excited to announce that Windows Live Spaces, WordPress, and TypePad have all taken advantage of our new Provider Customization API to expose additional service-specific features within the Writer UI.
The API’s allow for greater customization and the ability to add / extend features at a later date.
I will let you know what I think after I have used the program a little more.
Chris Keating -Product Manager, Windows Live Spaces and Windows Live Writer has additional information on the updated features and functionality of Windows Live Writer. (Additional Update – Warning reading Chris’ site may cause eye injury)
James Moody has a Quick Update on his post Windows Live Writer Beta 2 released that might help resolve any issues that you are having with Live Writer