WLW Beta 2 is now available. Get it here while it's new and shiny ;)

This release incorporates a ton of feedback including: Page authoring

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!

Windows Live Spaces, WordPress, and TypePad have all taken advantage of the new Provider Customization API to expose additional service-specific features within the Writer UI which enable both rich customization of Writer's behavior as well as the opportunity to add new functionality to the product.