A really cool feature of Microsoft Office 2007 and Office 2010 is that you can post directly to your blog right from the application. Using Word, you can configure your blogging accounts (which includes WordPress, Windows Live Spaces, Blogger, SharePoint Blog, Community Server, and Typepad), type up a blog, and then submit it your blogging account right from Word!
I’m actually writing this right now inside of Office 2010 configured for my personal blog (http://www.stephenwagner.com).
To get to the section of Microsoft Word to configure you accounts:
- Open Microsoft Word.
- Select the File Menu
- Select “Save & Send”.
- Select “Publish as Blog Post”, and then select “Publish as Blog Post” on the right hand side.
- You can now start to configure your Blog accounts and publish directly from Office.
Later on, if you need to modify your accounts, select the “Manage Accounts” button on the top after going into the “Publish as Blog Post”.