More Word 2007 Features: Blogging Hooks

1419 authoring experience More Word 2007 Features: Blogging Hooks

Microsoft is hip to the latest trends on the Internet, and blogging will be a part of the user experience with Office 2007. Joe Friend, lead program manager for Word 2007, discussed in his blog that Word 2007 will offer blog authoring and publishing.


1419 authoring experience More Word 2007 Features: Blogging Hooks

Microsoft is hip to the latest trends on the Internet, and blogging will be a part of the user experience with Office 2007. Joe Friend, lead program manager for Word 2007, discussed in his blog that Word 2007 will offer blog authoring and publishing.

The beta feature is available with Office 2007 Beta 2 and makes all of the perks that customers are used to when writing in Word available for blog postings. This includes spell checking, autocorrect, strikethrough and the ability to insert/upload pictures. Microsoft will also offer basic FTP support with the blogging engine.

As of now in Beta 2, MSN Space, SharePoint 2007, Blogger and Community Server are supported. Microsoft also gives you the ability to create a custom account with any service that supports metaweblog API or ATOM API.

All things considered, this looks like to be a nice feature addition to Office 2007. Give the popularity of blogging these days, anything that can be done to make the experience as seamless as possible seems like a win-win for users.

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