Windows Live Writer

This is the first post I’ve written with the above. A desktop application that MS say makes it easy to publish rich content to your blog.

I have to say I’m pretty impressed. Once it was downloaded (following the annoying trend from Google of offering me a load of software I didn’t want) it was simple to install and get up and running. I just entered my blog URL, user id and password and I was up and running.

As it’s a full app, the interface is much richer than most of the WYSIWYG editors, with a very clean interface.

As a bonus, you can also write content when offline and synchronise we you next connect. Overall, I’d say it was a winner.

More at http://home.live.com/.

It as has a number of cool features that meet the holy grail of being both cool AND useful. One of them being the insertion of MS Virtual Earth maps. You can see my office below…

Map image