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Hello from the Visual Studio 11 Beta and Windows 8 which has been run from the comfort of my garden in full sun – today I have a great job!
Which then needs some text:
“The options deserve some more explanation besides being quite obvious:
- Target blog: this is a dropdown that shows all the blog accounts you have currently registered in WLW. The “source” blog will always be the one you’re editing and publishing the current blog entry to.
- Post summary: if checked, the cross-post will only contain the first 500 (200 is the default) characters of your current entry.
- Preview post: this option (true by default) allows you to see in WLW the generated summary or full entry with back-link, and it will show up with the target blog selected in WLW, as well as a new Draft that you can save, publish, delete, etc. Once you get more confident with how the plugin works, you’ll typically want to unckeck this option, as it’s pretty annoying to end up with duplicate titles in your “Recently Posted” sidebar for every entry.
My plugin is leveraging all of WLW features for posting, so if you can post to a blog from WLW, you can cross-post to it with my plugin too. “
You quite likely just arrived here because I today (August 26th 2011) updated my feedburner feed to point to this new blog. Apologies for any “problems” this might have caused you in your favoured RSS reader. All should now settle down nicely.
I have moved here after a superb 30 months on http://geekswithblogs.net . GeeksWithBlogs is great but it doesn’t quite match what I am after in a blogging platform right now where as wordpress.com broadly does.
This will be my second change of platform in 7 years – it was back in July 2004 I created my first technology blog over on http://blogs.msdn.com/ericnel (which still acts as a mirror if you need to dig out any of my old posts). At the time I was an Application Architect inside Microsoft UK, I was very focused on early adoption work with SQL Server 2005 and I was looking for a broader way to help developers in the UK. A blog seemed to be a great way of doing this and I used it to share my learnings, thoughts, advice, best finds etc. throughout the beta of SQL Server 2005 and Visual Studio 2005. By 2009 I was following some great bloggers on http://geekswithblogs.net who spoke highly of it and I decided to request a blog on the site to tie up with a job change inside Microsoft UK. IUpdateable was born.
Over the next few days I will bring across the best of my posts from the last year or so (Hence expect a lot of posts!) and then once that is done, I will mothball IUpdateable.
Thanks for reading.
And … all looking well. Checked:
- Code snippets can be handled
- Slideshare can be handled
- Youtube can be handled
And even had a go at bulk importing some posts – very impressed with bulk recategorisation capabilities
August 2011 and time for a new blogging platform … and the winner is … WordPress.
The plan is to consolidate all my work, personal and gaming blogs into one place – whilst also getting access to the community and great add-ons for wordpress.
Now… just need to move across the best recent posts and change “everywhere” to point at this
P.S. Hello everyone.