Windows Live Writer Beta 3

I’m a big fan of Windows Live Writer, so Rebecca Pezely (from the WLW team) just put big smile on my face when she emailed me to let me know that Beta 3 WLW Final will be coming out later today.

Some highlights of this release:

  • Insert videos using our new ‘Insert Video’ dialog
  • Upload images to Picasaweb when publishing to your Blogger blog
  • Publish XHTML-style markup
  • Use Writer in 28 additional languages
  • Print your posts
  • Justify-align post text
  • Better image handling (fewer blurry images)
  • Resolved installation issues from last release
  • Many other bug fixes and enhancements

Also coming today is are new beta versions of Messenger, Mail, Photo Gallery, Toolbar, and OneCare Family Safety.

Find more information on the Windows Live Writer blog.

Updated 7-11-2007 06:57 am: I’ve got my information all backwards on this one. Please ignore – anything that I’ve struck out. It’s actually the full release of WLW and not Beta 3.

There’s a lesson to be learned here. Never post when you’re over tired :)


  1. says

    In my cranky old fart’s opinion this is one of the best programs that Microsoft has released in recent years. I would feel totally lost in my day to day meander … err .. writings without WLW.

    Needless to say I grabbed a copy as soon as I heard it was available which unlike you with an inside contact :) I had to hear through the normal blogging pipeline.

  2. says

    Hi Paul,

    Actually, it’s Windows Live Writer 2008 (non-beta) that’s coming out today. Our first non-beta–woo hoo!!

    And the list of features you have here is from Beta 3, which was released in early September.

  3. says

    @Steve Definitely one of the best and it just keeps getting better.

    @Joe.. My Bad! I’m sorry. I’ve updated the post to reflect the errors of posting when over tired. I’ll do a new post in five minutes.

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