Microsoft Updates Windows Live Writer Blogging Tool

 
Microsoft has released an updated version of their blog authoring tool Windows Live Writer.
Updated features:
 
    • Tagging support
    • Support for Blogger Beta
    • Categories are sorted by name and support scrolling, plus improved support for reading categories from your blog
    • Improved startup performance
    • Paste is enabled for Title region and TAB/SHIFT+TAB navigation between title and body supported
    • Insert hyperlink added to context menu when text is selected
    • Title attribute in Insert Link dialog
    • Custom date support for Community Server
    • Improved keyboard shortcuts for switching views
    • Change spell-check shortcut key to F7
    • Add ‘png’ to insert image dialog file type filter
    • More robust image posting to Live Spaces
    • Improved style detection for blogs
    • Fixed issues with pasting URLs and links
    • Remember last window size and position when opening a new post
    • Open post dialog retrieves more than 25 old posts
 
Plugins & Extensions:
 
 
Windows Live Writer SDK installs the following directories and files:
“Docs” Folder which contains SDK Documentation in Microsoft Compressed HTML Help (*.chm) format.
“Examples” Folder which contains sample source code for a “Hello World” plug-in and a companion README text file.
 
APIs: Two sets are provided:
Application API – For launching Writer from other applications to "Blog This" for Links, Snippets, Images, or Feed Items.
Content Source Plugins – For extending the capabilities of Writer to insert, edit, and publish new types of content, for example:
    • Images from online photo publishing sites
    • Embedded video or audio players
    • Product thumbnails and/or links from e-commerce sites
    • Tags from tagging services
 
Additional Resources:
 
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BLAKE was a Microsoft MVP and award winning programmer with over 20+ years experience providing complete Windows and networking support for small to medium sized businesses. BLAKE is also Jazz Musician and Instructor for residential clients on the Los Angeles West Side.
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