Windows Live Writer beta 2

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

  • 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

Integration and Compatibility

  • 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.

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