Using the Windows Live Writer application to add a blog is extremely easy! I first downloaded the product from the Live Essentials download site. There are several other products that come along for the ride, but I was only interested in using the Live Writer application.
Once the product was downloaded and installed (by the way, less than a minute for this operation) I opened up the product and was presented with a choice of “Blog providers”. I selected the SharePoint option and was then asked for the url of the SharePoint Blog provider (in this, the test case, I entered http://www.cos.edu/testblog). After some churning and downloading and syncing a blank editing screen appeared.
Simple, easy, cheap and it works…… tomorrow I will try the product on a Mac (we live in a multicultural world)