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New Windows Live Writer Plug-in Submission Process

Just received an email from Microsoft saying that they have changed the Windows Live Writer Plug-in Submission Process.  If you have submitted any plug-in to the Live writer gallery you need to resubmit the plug-ins once again using the New process.

Here is the new process

1. Author uploads plug-in MSI installer to Windows Live SkyDrive using his/her Windows Live ID (email address).

2. Author emails wleplugins@microsoft.com (Windows Live Essentials Plug-ins) including the following information:

· Author name

· Author Windows Live ID (that will host the plug-in MSI)

· Author contact email address

· Plug-in name

· Plug-in description

· Plug-in category (pick only one):

· Formatting/clipboard

· Post publishing

· Pictures

· Buttons

· Other content

· Miscellaneous

· URL to plug-in MSI on SkyDrive

3. Writer team verifies that the plug-in works as described.

4. Writer team updates public list of Writer plug-ins that will include information on the plug-in and a link to the installer that is hosted on the author’s SkyDrive.

5. Writer team notifies plug-in author that plug-in has been listed.

We value your efforts and want to ensure that your plug-ins will continue to be accessible for the many people interested in them.  In order to do this, we need you to resubmit any existing plug-ins on Windows Live Gallery using this new process by September 10, 2010. You will be able to add more plug-ins after this date, but we need you to move existing plug-ins by then.

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