Today I am trying to use Windows Live Writer Beta. Previously I have tried using One Note 2007, MS Word 2007, InfoPath template. None of these were good enough. Although MS Word 2007 is really good for writing and quick publishing, but it generates bloated html, makes you page heavy and also codes look horrible. None of these have the feature to upload pictures with post. So, you have to go to the blog website, upload pictures and then edit the post using the web editor and insert pictures in it. If you do all these from the web, then the desktop blogging experience does not improve at all.
Now Windows Live Writer seems to have solved all these problems. Let's try publishing a picture:
It's a pretty interesting picture. For last one week, our servers running Pageflakes were almost dying with super high CPU and IO usage. Here you see a 64bit Dual Core Dual Xeon DELL server is at its knees. We finally resolved the problem last night. It was a near death experience for us. I will soon write about it. I tried a long time to put some picture. Did not find any. So, just testing with this.
Let's try the Google Map embedding. This is my country and Dhaka is the city where I live.
Let's try some codes from Visual Studio:
[WebOperationAttribute(true, ResponseFormatMode.Json, false)]
public int GetPageVersionNo(int pageId)
using (TheFacade facade = new TheFacade())
return facade.ThePageflakes.GetPageVersionNo(pageId, Profile.UserName);
OK, here's a catch. You cannot paste html to this editor. You need to switch to Html View in order to paste the html. But this is much better than going to web editor and doing it.
So, far it really felt the best editing experiencing. Going to publish it now. Hope it works...