Windows Live Writer 是 Microsoft 新推出的一個 Live! 的 Beta 版工具。他的主要用途就是提供一個所見即所得（What you see is what you get, WYSISYG）的離線式的 Blog 文章編輯器。當然，針對的 Web blog 就是自家的 Windows Live! Space 了～
有沒有實用價值？Heresy 認為是有的。因為利用瀏覽器在編輯的時候，其實編輯時能看到的區域有限（視窗明明很大，但是 Live Space 就是把編輯區弄得小小的… =__=）；而且像是插入圖檔的功能，Windows Live Writer 就方便許多了～如果是像 Heresy 現在都用 Flickr 相簿的話，WLW 也有對應的 plug-in Flickr4Writer 來比較方便的插入圖檔（不過說實話，這個 plug-in 的介面還有待加強）！目前 plug-in 還不多，也希望以後能有更多的功能了～
不過，更重要的…還是希望 Windows Live Space 能多開放一些語法…不然像現在一堆原件都不能用。 :(
Welcome to the Windows Live Writer team blog! We are excited to announce that the Beta version of Windows Live Writer is available for download today.
Windows Live Writer is a desktop application that makes it easier to compose compelling blog posts using Windows Live Spaces or your current blog service.
Blogging has turned the web into a two-way communications medium. Our goal in creating Writer is to help make blogging more powerful, intuitive, and fun for everyone.
Writer has lots of features which we hope make for a better blogging experience. Some of the ones we are most excited about include:
The first thing to notice about Writer is that it enables true WYSIWYG blog authoring. You can now author your post and know exactly what it will look like before you publish it. Writer knows the styles of your blog such as headings, fonts, colors, background images, paragraph spacing, margins and block quotes and enables you to edit your post using these styles.
Writer also includes other views including HTML source-code editing and web preview mode.
Now you don’t have to waste time going through the process of publishing, refreshing, previewing, and tweaking your post to get it looking the way you want. It’s all right there in Writer as you create your post.
Writer makes inserting, customizing, and uploading photos to your blog a snap. You can insert a photo into your post by browsing image thumbnails through the “Insert Picture” dialog or by copying and pasting from a web page.
Once you’ve inserted the picture, Writer provides contextual editing tools to modify size, text wrapping, borders, and apply graphic effects. Writer also allows you specify a smaller thumbnail to that will link to a larger image for detailed viewing.
Photos can be either uploaded directly to your weblog provider (if they support the newMediaObject API) or to an FTP server.