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Writer Beta 1 Update September 27, 2006

Posted by J.J. in Windows Live, Writer.

Today we are shipping an update to Beta 1 of Windows Live Writer. Highlights include:

  1. A new tagging feature which supports a handful of tagging services (and is user extensible to support additional services).
  2. Support for the latest version of Blogger (Blogger Beta).
  3. We fixed the top 20 customer issues/bugs to smooth out some early rough edges.
  4. Writer now has its own space on Windows Live Gallery where a bunch of 3rd party extensions are available (with more to come). Highlights include “Blog This” extensions for both IE and Firefox as well as a Flickr plugin.
  5. An Event plugin that we developed in collaboration with Eventful. This plugin highlights Writer’s ability to publish microformats and to use Live Clipboard to flexibly translate structured data into presentation.

If there are Writer features and enhancements you are hoping to see and they didn’t make it into this release, rest assured we are continuing to listen closely and have lots of additional improvements on tap for our next beta release.



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