Writer Zone: Windows Live Writer Beta 2 Now Available

Hey, this is a great tool for bloggers and now it’s improved! I was using w.bloggar last year. When I tried the original Beta of Windows Live Writer I immediately saw that it had the same Microsoft Look-and-Feel I was familiar with. It is not Microsoft Word but it had most of the features I used in writing blog entries. I was duly impressed. Within a month I had uninstalled w.bloggar. Here are some of its new features:

The Writer team has been working hard on a new release and we’re excited that it is now available for download!


This release incorporates a ton of feedback from our discussion forums and your blogs. Here are some of the new features you’ll find in Beta 2:

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!

Writer Zone: Windows Live Writer Beta 2 Now Available