Word is a great tool for writing stuff, right? Blogging is all about communicating with words (and pictures, too). So, why not use Word to write your blog posts?
Stop, don’t jump to the end of this post to push the comment button yet. I’m not an idiot. I’m not endorsing you commit HTML suicide. If you’ve ever written a post in Word 2003 or before and then copied and pasted the text into your web browser you know what I’m talking about. Sure you can do it, but you have to run one of those HTML clean up tools so that your posts don’t look mangled. Even then the HTML is not tight and clean, right?
Well no more. We’ve been working late into the nights and very late into our development schedule for Word 2007 and we have a special goody for all you bloggers in Beta 2 of Office 2007. That’s right blog post authoring from Word. This is a very late breaking feature and is definitely beta software. That said, I hope that everyone is pleasantly surprised with where we are going with this feature.
So wird der Menuepunkt in Word 2007 aussehen:
In Beta 2 we support MSN Spaces, SharePoint 2007 (of course), Blogger, and Community Server (which is used for blogs.msdn.com). You can also set up a custom account with services that support the metaweblog API or the ATOM API. All the blog providers seems to interpret these APIs a bit different so there kinks we’re still working out. But the basics should work in Beta 2. We hope to add a few more services to the list before we ship. The Word blog authoring feature is extensible and we will publish information so that blog providers can insure that their systems work with Word.
Sehr, sehr cool! Das könnte einige Blogs weiterhelfen, die mit einer teils miesen Usability in Teilbereichen aufwarten, wozu ich als begeisterter User das hundsmiserable WordPress dazuzähle. Alleine der Bilderupload inkl Einbetten ist der letzte Schrott. Officeprodukte sind diesbezüglich den Blogs weit voraus.