After such a long time we got Windows Live Writer beta 2 available for download. One thing you'll immediately notice is much improved user interface (snapshot taken in Vista).
I am just not sure where is the spell checking option now.
Here is a list of other improvements:
New Authoring Capabilities
Integration and Compatibility
- Inline spell checking
- Table editing
- Ability to add categories
- Page authoring for WordPress and TypePad
- Support for excerpts and extended entries
- Improved hyperlinking and image insertion
- Paste Special
- SharePoint 2007 support
- New APIs enabling custom extensions by weblog providers
- Automatic synchronization of local and online edits
- Integration with Windows Live Gallery
- Support for Blogger Labels
- New look and feel
- Available in 6 languages
- Improved accessibility and keyboard support
- Many other frequently requested enhancements!
Read more about new features here. I am sure that this is a great news for many bloggers.