The Windows Live folks just released Windows Live Writer.  It's a tool which runs on your desktop and lets you publish blog entries to a bunch of different weblog formats.  This is a test post on my MSDN blog. 

So far I think it is pretty cool.  It autodetected all of the settings on my MSDN blog, and hopefully this will publish without any problems.  I have lost more than a couple of blog posts in the web-based editor, so hopefully this will save me some of that pain.

Go check it out!