Thanks to Scott Hanselman, I’m now writing this post with Windows Live Writer 2012. For all of its miscues over the last couple of years, every now and again, Microsoft comes up with some modest piece of software which really hits it out of the park. Live Writer is one such piece of software and I’m glad to see the Microsoft took the time to release a new version.
You’ll need to download the entire Windows Essentials 2012 package to get LiveWriter 2012 but it’s a minor inconvenience.
Totally agree with you. It’s just a pity that Microsoft don’t make more of this wonderful and unique little program and shout about it from the rooftops! All Live Writer users need to spread the word to other bloggers about it…
It is not necessary to download the entire set of Windows Essentials 2012 – you can “Choose the programs you want to install” – just uncheck what you don’t want. I do suggest you get the updated Photo Gallery (and Movie Maker, these two are a package). That is a very fine photo organizer, basic editor, and more.
You mean it’s not necessary to install the entire set of Windows Essentials 2012. You do have to download the entire package–you just don’t have to install everything in it.