Microsoft just released a beta version of a new tool called Windows Live Writer Beta 1.

Windows Live Wrtier

You might download it on this page: Microsoft Windows Live Writer

It took me a minute to install it and to configure it for my blog on, you just need to know that the provider is Community Server and the url of the services is: Then you can go. I used it for that post. And it is really a great tool.

It seems that you can write plugins, but the link in the preferences dialog is going nowhere at the moment. But there is Windows Live Writer SDK. :-)

I will try it for some time bug my first impression is that it is REALLY GOOD!!!

You really have to try the web preview.

Update: I found two plugins from Tim Heuer on Codeplex, Tag4Writer and Flickr4Writer.