I was just going thru me blogs and came along with a Scoble post noticing the new updates from Microsoft to several of its Live branded applications including Writer, Messenger and Mail, formerly known as Live Mail Desktop...
I've been using Writer since their Alpha days and I can assure it is one hell of application there... I do pretty much all of my posts from there and can't imagine going back to web based editing - other than those moments when on the road without my PC or while on my mac, *sighs*.
With several new features under the hood, one that called my attention is the addition of Categories, which automatically got populated with my Blogger predefined tags and syncs back to it, so I don't have to go to add them manually on the web admin site anymore.
Online spell checking and a new UI more Vista-like are also a nice add, plus more WYSIWYG controls to manage tables and basic HTML block elements... anyway you go try it here and judge by yourself!
All three applications share the same look and feel and provides hints on where things are moving... some even talk about a Live Studio... anybody thinking
Links to all 3 updated services are as follow: