Aaron\'s Live Writer Blog

March 20, 2012

An update for Windows Live Writer–Wave 4 is now available

Filed under: Live Writer 2011, Wave 4 — Tags: , — Aaron Bregel @ 1:38 PM

While I am no longer working on Windows Live Writer I still talk with that team and today we announced that there is an update to the Windows Live Essentials suite — http://windowsteamblog.com/windows/b/windowsexperience/archive/2012/03/20/update-for-windows-live-essentials-2011-now-available.aspx.

When talking with the Writer team they said they just made QFE level bug fixes and did not add new features to the product.  As always I would recommend updating as things should be more stable than what you have today.  You can get the new version from http://get.live.com

As an aside working on the Photo Gallery team we did make some improvements when working with web services in that users of flickr, Facebook, or Geo-tagging will enjoy and that should be reason enough to update your build.  Smile


  1. Thanks Aaron. Just a pity that we Windows Live MVP’s weren’t informed of the updates. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that Live Writer is currently being updated to a stand alone METRO app as I type this. 🙂

    Comment by Technogran — March 20, 2012 @ 10:37 PM

  2. It’s nice to hear there’s still a team – it seems like the Microsoft side of the Live Writer community has gone dark, which in Microsoft land is usually the first indicator that the company has lost interest in a product.

    Will the team be doing anything to encourage add-in writers to update their plugins? More and more of them are starting to have issues, and the gallery is slowing down (only four have been added/updated this year).

    Comment by Philo Janus — April 21, 2012 @ 4:39 AM

    • I am not part of the direct team anymore but my understanding is that submissions to http://plugins.live.com are evaluated and approved within days. If you write a plug-in it was be available to all of the users. You do not even have to host it yourself. This seems like a great deal for plug-in authors.

      Comment by Aaron Bregel — August 7, 2012 @ 10:36 PM

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