Microsoft have just announced the launch of a new blog authoring tool called Windows Live Writer. The article on ZDNet says that it will plug in Windows Live Spaces as well as into existing blog services.
My view is that Microsoft have seen the explosion in social networking sites such as MySpace, Bebo, Hi5 and the like as well as the popularity of blogging tools such as Blogger and have realised that they missed a trick. Or more importantly, missed a buck. Hence the reason Live Spaces has had such a huge amount of publicity across the net.
I’m going to wait until the product has gone out of Beta testing before even thinking about having a look at it. Let’s face it, Microsoft have got previous for launching bug riddled software to the market and I’m certainly not volunteering to be one of Bill’s guinea pigs.