Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Windows Live Writer - or - MS finally gets it right

So, I generally don't have anything too bad to say about Microsoft.  I use their products when I have to, I go Open Source when it's available, but I have to admit, I'm pretty darned impressed with Windows Live Writer.

Despite the fact that this is the first time I've used it, I see no reason to continue using Firefox Scribefire or trying like crazy to get OpenOffice.org's blogger add-on working.

This is basically a test to see what the functionality of the thing is and, well, so far, so good.


Pictures work.


Links (even self-referential ones like this one) work.

Tables Work

Map image

This is basically the <gasp!> moment for me.  You can import maps really easily.  So I could, like, show you guys where I bike to work every day.

Good form, Microsoft!


El Cliff said...

Live Writer's sweet, Lum. Welcome to the world of...writing...live.

Y'know, that really is a ghastly product name.

legion said...

LiveWriter FTW!

Liam J. said...

It's not called LiveWriter.

It's Windows Live


Like Windows Live


El Cliff said...

Yeah, maybe it's called that if you're not cool.

What a spazz.

Kyle said...

I like the Microsoft Right Liver, it's a special edition for chair throwing executives after a few too many.