Microsoft released a free desktop application that simplifies the process of publishing content to your weblog. Whether you are using WordPress, Moveable Type or even blog hosters, you can prepare, preview and publish your content with Windows Live Writer without using your weblog-engine. Features: WYSIWIG-Editor, powerful editing features and offline editing. Beta, for Windows XP with Service Pack 2 or Windows Vista. Various plugins can extend the functionality of the tool.
Windows Live Writer Beta is a desktop application that makes it easy to publish rich content to your blog.
Compatible with your blog service
Writer can publish to Windows Live Spaces, SharePoint, WordPress, Blogger, LiveJournal, TypePad, Moveable Type, Community Server, and many other weblog services.
Writer knows your blog’s visual theme. So you can see exactly what your posts will look like as you write them, before you publish. No more wasting time previewing your posts online.
Rich media publishing
Writer makes publishing rich media as easy as sending e-mail. Insert and customize photos, videos, maps, tags, and lots of other cool content-then click the “Publish” button. It’s that easy.
Powerful editing features
Creating compelling blog posts is much easier with the ability to insert and edit tables, check spelling as you type, and format and hyperlink content at your fingertips.
Now you can blog anytime, from anywhere. Writer synchronizes drafts on your blog with changes you make when you’re offline, so you don’t have to worry about reconciling different versions.