What is Windows Live Writer

Windows Live Writer is new blog writing software from Microsoft that integrates with its other Windows Live Spaces series of applications. The writer can be used to publish and post blog posts directly to your Windows Live blog or your corporate SharePoint blog. It has integration possibilities with other third party blog sites such as WordPress, Blogger and TypePad.

The software also provides image editing and photo publishing capabilities. The desktop publishing software includes a WYSWYG editor that allows for rich text and image publications. Another feature is its integration with Windows Live Maps. At the time of writing this post there is no integration with other popular blogging platforms such as Drupal and Joomla, but it’s said that the development is underway and developers are using its SDK (Software Development Kit) to mine such capabilities.
For more information on Windows Live Writer you can check out the Live Writer team's blog located at http://windowslivewriter.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!D85741BB5E0BE8AA!174.entry the software is available for download from http://download.live.com/writer and is available in six different languages at the time of writing this post.