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The Ever Inconsistent Microsoft...

One of the things that annoys me about Microsoft (and this is true, to some extent, of any large company) is that there are too many times where it seems that one hand is not talking to the other.  Sometimes, it seems like one hand doesn't even know that there's another hand.

Some of the most recent examples of this silliness are as follows:

My current annoyance is that there is no edition of Windows Live Writer that will work on x64 editions of Windows.  Sometimes, I wonder if Microsoft is really committed to getting people to use x64.   The hardware is in abudance, and even driver support is pretty good, but is it too much to ask for Microsoft's own application teams to get on the ball?

So, here I am with several installations of Vista x64, and I can't run Windows Live Writer at all on these systems, not even in the compatibility mode that works for a wide variety of other 32-bit Windows apps.

Rather annoying, to say the least, as I've grown very used to WLW...

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Posted: Sunday, October 21, 2007 11:35 AM by Logik!

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Jan-Cornelius Molnar said:

Hey, what version of WLW are you using?

I'm using Vista x64 since Jan 07 with Windows Live Writer without problems!

But you are right that too few MS products support x64. The fewest run in WoW and even less native on x64 :(

# January 2, 2008 11:43 AM

Logik! said:

I'm currently running the following WLW build: 12.0.1367.1128

I'd guess that it was provided around the end of November.

I hope Microsoft pushes x64 this year.  A native version of Office would be great, for starters...

# January 22, 2008 6:42 AM
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About Logik!

Andrew S. Baker aka ASB aka Logik!

Andrew S. Baker is a business-savvy, hands-on IT leader with expertise in mentoring people, mitigating risk, and integrating technology to drive innovation and maximize business results. He creates competitive advantage for organizations through effective IT leadership: implementation of processes and controls, and architecture of robust business solutions.

Mr. Baker has successfully led a number of high-performance technology teams in designing, deploying and maintaining secure, cost-effective computing environments for well-known companies, including Warner Music Group, The Princeton Review, Bear Stearns, About.com, and Lewco Securities.

For over a decade, Andrew has exhibited thought leadership on technology and business topics via mailing lists, technical forums, blogs, and professional networking groups, along with contributions to podcasts, webinars, and over 20 technical/business magazine articles. He also serves on several boards and committees for non-profit organizations, and within the Seventh-day Adventist church.

His personal interests include Astronomy, Basketball, Bible Study, Chess, Comics, Computers, Family Life Ministries, Reading, Strategy/Role Playing games, and Professional Networking...

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