WLW is by far my favourite app from Microsoft in a long time and the beta 2 has some great new features.
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 Provider Customization API to expose additional service-specific features within the Writer UI. Hope this gives you the date publish option Dennis!
off to install – the guys at Liveside have all the inside news if you want more.