Common applications / Urls
Here is a list of applications (urls) I have alreay used or just tested:
- http://alerts.live.com (not available everywhere!?)
Windows Live Writer
Just tested the Windows Live Writer Beta and it works. I have written this blog using Windows Live Writer and it as simple as writing a Word document! There exists also an Plug-In for RSS Bandit!
If you look at the binary content of a .wpost file you may see that’s a Word document. As far I know the drafts can only be stored locally (\My Documents\My Weblog Posts\Drafts). Workaround for this: I use WebDAV to store it on a server which I can access from everywhere. Spell checking works like in Word. See screen-shot above and you see what happen if I tried to publish this blog….. So, okay no screen-shots. Used Copy&Paste in HTML view in order to not lose all my work. It’s a BETA and works like a BETA! Also got error messages while uploading images…
Windows Live Toolbar
Tabbed Browsing using IE6!, Writer Plug-In, etc.
Windows Live Local AddIn für Outlook
This is just not useable at the moment (Beta). May work for the USA. But in Europe I can’t use it in a meaningful way.
Windows Live Messenger
I am using Windows Live Messenger 8.0 for my MSN Hotmail account (= Passport Account = Windows Live ID).
Some services are also available as a mobile version (e.g. MSN Spaces, Windows Live Mail, Live.com).