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August 10, 2010

Ever submitted a Writer plug-in to the Windows Live Gallery?

Filed under: Live Writer, Plug-in, Wave 3, Wave 4 — Tags: , , , — Aaron Bregel @ 10:29 PM

If you have ever submitted a plug-in for Windows Live Writer to the Windows Live Gallery today we sent you the following email to the email address you used to submit the plug-in.  Since we have years of submissions there is a chance that you have changed your email address and did not get notified.  We really appreciate the Live Writer plug-in developers and hope that we see as many if not more plug-ins via the new submission process.

Dear Windows Live Writer plug-in authors,
On behalf of the Windows Live Writer team and all of our customers, thank you for the valuable contributions your plug-ins have made to the Writer experience.
We’re writing to let you know that Writer’s plug-in hosting and submission processes are changing.  Note: Existing plug-ins currently hosted on Windows Live Gallery will need to be resubmitted using the new process outlined below.  In the future, should you wish to provide additional plug-ins for Writer, we request that you also submit your plug-ins using this process.
We hope that you find the new plug-in submission process and hosting solution simple and lightweight. New plug-in submission process:

  1. Author uploads plug-in MSI installer to Windows Live SkyDrive using his/her Windows Live ID (email address).
  2. Author emails wleplugins@microsoft.com (Windows Live Essentials Plug-ins) including the following information:
    • Author name
    • Author Windows Live ID (that will host the plug-in MSI)
    • Author contact email address
    • Plug-in name
    • Plug-in description
    • Plug-in category (pick only one):
      • Formatting/clipboard
      • Post publishing
      • Pictures
      • Buttons
      • Other content
      • Miscellaneous
    • URL to plug-in MSI on SkyDrive
  3. Writer team verifies that the plug-in works as described.
  4. Writer team updates public list of Writer plug-ins that will include information on the plug-in and a link to the installer that is hosted on the author’s SkyDrive.
  5. Writer team notifies plug-in author that plug-in has been listed.

We value your efforts and want to ensure that your plug-ins will continue to be accessible for the many people interested in them.  In order to do this, we need you to resubmit any existing plug-ins on Windows Live Gallery using this new process by September 10, 2010. You will be able to add more plug-ins after this date, but we need you to move existing plug-ins by then.

Please email us with any questions or concerns about the new plug-in submission process at wleplugins@microsoft.com. Other support requests should be directed to the Windows Live Solution Center.

Thanks,
The Windows Live Writer Team

 

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5 Comments »

  1. Well this is going to be fun!

    Comment by scottisafool — August 10, 2010 @ 10:43 PM

  2. Wawoooo good News for me and others,we want more.

    Comment by Ibrahim Bitar — August 10, 2010 @ 10:50 PM

  3. [...] it looks like Gallery.live.com may be nearing the end of its days.  According to a blog post by Aaron Bregel from the Live Writer team, an email was sent out today (August 10th), informing Writer plug-in [...]

    Pingback by Live Writer to move plug-ins off WL Gallery (is it doomed?) | IT.beta — August 11, 2010 @ 1:54 AM

  4. [...] it’s this part of the email itself that concerns me (read the full email on Aaron’s blog): Note: Existing plug-ins currently hosted on Windows Live Gallery will need to be resubmitted [...]

    Pingback by Thoughts on the Live Gallery/Live Writer Plug-in Change | IT.beta — August 11, 2010 @ 5:25 AM

  5. [...] it looks like Gallery.live.com may be nearing the end of its days.  According to a blog post by Aaron Bregel from the Live Writer team, an email was sent out today (August 10th), informing Writer plug-in [...]

    Pingback by Live Writer to move plug-ins off WL Gallery (is it doomed?) « Microsoft News — August 11, 2010 @ 12:01 PM


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