With the next release of Windows right about the 'season'; looking at a release date time frame of October. I just am not excited about the next release of Windows and I with all certainty am not looking forward to the next version of Windows Live Writer.
Don't get me wrong; I believe Windows Live Writer as it stands now is a great blogging platform, but there's so much change with Windows 8 and the Windows Live Essentials packages being linked in to the Windows Live service. It makes me all very nervous. I prefer not to require a Windows LIVE account linked to my Windows Live Writer when I'm blogging to something else. I prefer not to have to use SkyDrive to blog, I don't want Microsoft to know every single time I open my Windows Live Writer application.
It's my time, they don't need to know that; they don't need to know what I'm writing about. I hope there's an option to NOT keep posts and drafts on the SkyDrive. If not, that's going to just drag.
Requests to make Windows Live Writer portable; this is going to be Microsoft's answer to that. And maybe, finally, having a find and replace function in the application would be cool.
I had to stop going to the Windows Live support forums so much… it was depressing. The techs in there are just programmed with the same ole' crap responses, reinstall, bad install, themes don't work… after a while it eats at'cha…
I'm seriously contemplating going back to Zoundry Raven for my blog application… if Windows 8 does this kind of stuff.
Larry Henry Jr.
...via Dragon NaturallySpeaking 11