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I'm very impressed with Windows Live Writer, and I'm sure you are tired of reading about it.  After all, there is no shortage of blogs writing about this blog writer.  Try to hold on for just one more :)

I get emails from various groups within our office, be it the CEO, HR Manager, or IT Helpdesk.  It may be a reminder about an upcoming maintenance outage, information about our benefit changes, or the state of the union.  I've felt for a long time that it would be much better if some of these stuff was just blogged somewhere that I could subscribe to it.  It really wouldn't be that hard, the problem is that all the blogger software caters towards public sites.  We use sharepoint, but it is too difficult for many folks to post entries with our current version, and I don't want to wait for the upgrade which is intended to save the world. 

What I would like seems simple enough.  I would like Windows Live Writer to have the ability to save your post as an RSS (XML) file on a network drive.  It could either rebuilt your RSS every time, or it could grab the existing one and append to it.  Then I could use an RSS Reader to pull these local feeds, as long as I was logged onto the network. 

Am I smoking something, or does this seem straight forward?  I looked at the Live Writer api, but it appears that everything is input focused, not output focused. 

Hopefully someone out there has a simple solution that I haven't come across.



Posted on Thursday, August 24, 2006 8:15 PM | Back to top

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