New Windows Live Writer Tech Preview

I just downloaded and installed the new Windows Live Writer Tech Preview.

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All my addins still work, major plus for me and they have added the following features:

On the UI:

  1. The main toolbar is different, although nothing I can see that is too drastic.
  2. Tabs for switching between views (I like this one).
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  3. improved category control with search/filtering
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Editing enhancements:

  1. Word count (Do people really need this to blog?)
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  2. Auto Linking (Pretty cool.)
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  3. Smart quotes/typographic characters (Not sure what this entails really)

Video and Image publishing Enhancements:

  1. Upload videos to Soapbox (I don’t really do video uploading, and if I do I prefer youtube, but hey, maybe this will change my mind)
  2. Image cropping and tilting
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  3. Additional border styles
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  4. Support for LightBox and other image previewing effects (like Slimbox, Smoothbox, and others)
    (This is pretty cool as well.)
  5. Support for centering images
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[Update] O yea and apparently there is tonnes of changes on the SDK with new events etc…  I don’t write plugins so I don’t care that much, but if you do write plugins then have a look and give your feedback.

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