What a surprise to find a refresh for Windows Live Writer (WLW) available from the team today – this is one of my favorite programs and the only way I post to my blogs now.
They are actually calling it a Technical Preview – I guess that is another word for Beta these days! The currently released version of WLW is Build 12.0.1370.325 and this Technical Preview is Build 14.0.3913.522.
You can see a complete list of the added features on the WLW Blog at
A couple of quick flashes of what I saw after it was installed:
- New Customer Experience Program – almost standard these days on Microsoft programs. Your choice to participate of course.
- Auto Link – just type the text of sites you link to often and they will be automatically linked to in your post when published.
- Tabs at the bottom of the editing screen to switch between Edit; Preview and Source modes of displaying your post.
They are also asking for any of your thoughts on this Technical Preview – you can join in the WLW Forums and be part of the development and feedback loop for this great piece of software.