I have been using the Windows Live Writer Beta for some time now and it has allowed me to create all my blog posts in a WYSIWYG offline environment. I can write posts on the train on the way home and then have them published when I get home. This has given me a major productivity improvement. I am also a frequent user of the Window Live Messenger and have used that since its first inception. Yesterday I was reading Angus Logan’s blog and learnt that the Windows Live team have been really busy and have just released a new suite of products and product updates, including Windows Live Mail, Windows Live Messenger, Windows Live Writer and Windows Live Photo Gallery Beta. I updated my environment smoothly and I can now check my Hotmail email account directly from my desktop (instead of going to the Web) and I have also discovered some photos on my hard drive that I thought I had lost – Way cool! I recommend upgrading to the latest Windows Live experience!
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