The Windows Live team released some new Beta's including Windows Live Writer, Windows Live Mail and Windows Live Messenger 8.5
They have made some huge improvements which will make my life as a blogger easier :) Here are some of the improvements in Windows Live Writer:Inline spell checkingTable editingAbility to add categoriesPage authoring for WordPress and TypePad Support for excerpts and extended entries Improved hyperlinking and image insertion Paste SpecialAdding categories....
Ever worked or still working with Outlook Express (I did at home) then this will be your new mail client. You will be able to sync your Windows Hotmail using the Windows Live Mail client. Check which other improvements we've made:RSS feed aggregation Offline mailAccount aggregation for POP3 and IMAP mail accounts No more visual advertisements (you switch them off :) )More Integration with Windows Live services....
Check out this blogpost for more information and screenshots
And last but not least there is the new Windows Live Messenger 8.5 Beta which has now a new look and some new emoticons.
If anyone has any issues installing the new Live betas, we have some instructions that might be of use here http://liveside.net/blogs/main/archive/2007/05/31/windows-live-installer-problems-try-this.aspx