Test! Blogging from Word
This is a test post from my beta edition of Word 2007 – finally a blogging client for my Typepad account!
Blogging from Word 2007 has it’s limitations – no inline images, you can’t import a previously publisehd post and it’s not really an editor, simply a publishing feature. Nevertheless, next time I’m blogging a conference, I can carry on working offline when the wifi blows!
I hope this is a precedent for Microsoft – extending familiar environments like Office applications to the emerging 2.0 ecosphere…but also for the industry to start offering service-oriented clients (blogging from Dreamweaver? an MT desktop) to make sporadically available web services more useful and usable when connectivity is scarce (yes, that still happens…)
UPDATE: Microsoft has just launched Windows Live Writer, a desktop authoring tools for blogs – with integrated maps from Live.com, photo manipulation and integration with Typepad, LiveJournal, WordPress, Blogger and others.