Windows Live Writer has been my blog writing tool of choice since it first came out.  When Microsoft announced that it would no longer support and upgrade the product I was understandably disappointed.

Some time ago we heard (I believe from Scott Hansleman) that they were looking at open sourcing the tool.  While anyone who reads my blog knows OS is not my first choice I anticipated the change because I don’t want to lose this productive and flexible tool.

Now it is here. No more worrying about an end of life situation for WLW now that OLW has been release.  The interface is the same and it even seems to use the same directory structure so you won’t lose work in progress.

I just wanted to say thank you to the team that made this happen.