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:
- Author uploads plug-in MSI installer to Windows Live SkyDrive using his/her Windows Live ID (email address).
- Author emails firstname.lastname@example.org (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):
- Post publishing
- Other content
- URL to plug-in MSI on SkyDrive
- Writer team verifies that the plug-in works as described.
- 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.
- 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.
The Windows Live Writer Team
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