Microsoft Live Writer makes a comeback in the Windows Store' By: Khushaar Tanveer
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It’s been a year since Microsoft agreed to open source the successful yet dated Windows Live Writer blogging application.  Open Live Writer was introduced in December 2015, with the Microsoft team having used its Desktop App Converter tool to make the conversion possible.

Microsoft made the announcement for its Open Live Writer coming to Windows on Monday at its Ignite IT Conference. Here’s a quick overview of the statement:

Open Live Writer is like Word for your blog. Open Live Writer is a powerful, lightweight blog editor that allows you to create blog posts, add photos and videos then publish to your website. You can also compose blogs posts offline and then publish on your return. Open Live Writer works with many popular blog service providers such as WordPress, Blogger, TypePad, Moveable Type, DasBlog and many more.

The app was initially released years ago, but the Microsoft team resurrected the app as Open Live Writer and turned it into an open source project. It is because of Project Centennial that the app makes its way to the Windows Store now. Though Project Centennial apps are x86 only, they offer overall improvements, like compatibility with features like Live Tiles and Notifications. You can also find the Open Writer app on a GitHub repository; the download link will soon be available.

Speaking of resurrected apps, the company is now developing Microsoft Movie Maker, a user-friendly and easy to use video editing app whose first version as released back in 2000.Microsoft remains tight-lipped when it comes to giving a release date for the latest Movie Maker version, but rumors suggest the app could be released next year along with Redstone 2.

Have you already downloaded the resurrected Microsoft Live Writer app? Tell us more about your experience in the comment section below.


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