Windows Live Writer 2009: Release Candidate

Windows Live Writer 2009: Release Candidate

We’re excited to announce the release candidate of Windows Live Essentials which includes a new version of Writer that is available for download today.



  • Windows Live Writer is a desktop application that makes it easy to publish rich content to your blog. 

  • Publish to most major blog services

    Including Windows Live Spaces, SharePoint, Wordpress, Blogger and many others. Don't have a blog yet? Writer will help you set one up!

  • Create a compelling blog easily

    Insert photos and videos, maps, tags and lots of other cool content, all in a snap. Powerful editing features include tables, spell checker, and quick hyperlinks.

  • Preview before you post

    Writer shows you what your blog entry will look like before you post it, using your blog's templates and formatting.

  • Compose your entries offline

    Publish them later, when you get back online.


    Windows Live Writer 2009 (Release Candidate)

    Version 14.0.8050.1202


    Install Windows Live Writer 2009 Release Candidate


    New Features
    Here are the new features available in this version:

    • “Instant photo” border treatment
    • Insert multiple photos
    • Insert and upload Windows Live photo albums
    • Insert and publish video to YouTube
    • Spell checking in: Arabic, Basque, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, English (Australia), Estonian, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malay, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Turkish, and Ukrainian
    • Server-side tagging (support coming soon to and BlogEngine.NET)
    • Type-down filtering in the Open dialog
    • Improved blog account setup
    • Windows Live Spaces inline preview support
    • Support for bidirectional languages
    • Updated look and feel

    New plug-ins
    Accompanying this release are three new Writer plug-ins that will be available for download from Windows Live Gallery:



    Download Writer Plug-ins from Windows Live GalleryFLICKR UPLOAD
    Uploads an image to your Flickr account and inserts an inline picture into your post.

    Automatically adds a DiggThis badge to your blog post after you publish it from Writer.

    Automatically generates a TinyURL and sends a Tweet about your blog post after you publish it from Writer.

    Since this is a release candidate we’ll be using your feedback to work through any last remaining bugs before we do our final release.

    As always, we can’t wait to hear what you think.


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