Of interest to me and any other bloggers out there: Microsoft has a Technical Preview of the latest version of LiveWriter available here.
This release is largely about updates to the Writer SDK, which now includes hooks for pre- and post-publish events. These updates are still experimental and these APIs are not stable–we may make changes based on your feedback that break plug-ins that use these new methods. However, weâ€™re really excited about the new set of scenarios have been unlocked and look forward to hearing feedback from all of you Writer plug-in developers out there.
For more details about the SDK, please see the blog post on Windows Live Dev.
Youâ€™ll also get an early look at some improvements and new features weâ€™ve been working on:
Video and Image Publishing Enhancements
- Upload videos to Soapbox
- Image cropping and tilting
- Additional border styles
- Support for LightBox and other image previewing effects (like Slimbox, Smoothbox, and others)
- Support for centering images
- Auto Linking
- Smart quotes/typographic characters
- Word count
- Revised main toolbar
- Tabs for view switching
- Improved category control with search/filtering