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How to configure Windows Live Writer to link tags to your blog

Till last week I was linking the tags at the bottom of all my posts to Delicious. But now that Delicious is going to be shut down, I don’t want all my blogs to link to something that is not existent, so I decided to change the configuration of Windows Live Writer to link tags to my tags’ archive on my blog. All you have to do is adding a new Tag Provider. First you need to open the window to enter the new provider (down here is a slideshow with the steps) ...

Windows Live Writer 2009 RC Released

Tonight the Windows Live Writer team announced the release of WLW 2009 Release Candidate. It’s part of the Windows Live Essentials that includes also MSN Messenger and some other “Live” stuff. The good news is that now the install kit doesn’t check for the OS anymore, or, at least, they include Windows 2008 among the allowed OS (even if the system requirements don’t list it as supported platform). The new version includes a new icon (shown here on the left), and fixed the usability issue I reported one month ago: now the right sidebar scrolls and works...

Windows Live Writer doesn’t cope well with small screens

Probably the team that is developing Windows Live Writer never tested it with “small” resolutions: I’ve a 15” LCD display on my Dell D830 with a native (and thus maximum) resolution of 1280 x 800 and I cannot insert “object” inside my posts using the shortcuts in the left sidebar since they are at the bottom of the sidebar, and slip under the bottom status bar. The biggest problem is the plugins are at the bottom of the list, so, even if I maximize the window, the second plugin will never show up. Ok, I can use the menu or...

Running Windows 2008 Server as development machine

Due to a new (*) IT security policy of my company, this weekend I had to wipe out my XP installation and install a BitLocker capable operating system and I had to decide whether to install Vista or jump to Windows 2008 Server turned workstation.  I already installed Windows 2008 server on a VM inside running on my Mac and I really liked the experience of running it as workstation, so I replicated the same environment on my laptop. This time, instead of manually applying all the changes required to turn Win2008 Server it into a workstation,...

Windows Live Writer Beta 2

Microsoft just announced the release of Windows Live Writer Beta 2. Among the new features: Table editing Improved image and link editing Automatic sync of offline and online version of posts new look and feel customization API for blogging engine to customize some aspect of the WLW sidebar After this post I'll be downloading the new release, and write more about my impressions. (I hope all my plugins keep on working with the new release) Technorati tags: wlw, windows live writer

Windows Live Writer vNext

At the beginning of March the WLW team posted some screenshots of the next version of Windows Live Writer: New Version Of Windows Live Writer, with Screenshots The new UI was like all the Windows Live tools, with a new window to add images and other changes to the core plugins. And it also have the possibility to add tables. Today I found a post on <edit>, that linked an exclusive image of a more recent screenshot of WLW. As you can see they removed the Window Live look&feel, and reorganized a bit the menu and panels around...

Insert Video WLW Plugin

Every now and then I add a YouTube video to my posts... but one of the biggest problem is that reader that read the RSS feed don't get the video, because all the feedreaders I know don't render the object or embed tags, the one used to display the flash player for the youtube video. A few weeks ago I found a very nice WLW plugin, that allow you to select a video from youtube, google video or MSN SoapBox, add it to your post using a javascript function that renders as embed in a full featured browser, or as...