WebMatrix 3 (preview)

webmatrix 3 preview

WebMatrix3 preview is available for download.

New changes for even simpler website creation

In addition to everything which WebMatrix 2 offers, WebMatrix 3 brings you easy access to your Windows Azure websites. Icon-sized previews of your sites make them easy to find and open. Access your remote sites as seamlessly as local sites. When you need to protect your work or collaborate on team projects, you’ll love our integration of Git and TFS source control systems. These are just a few of the highly requested features we’ve added in WebMatrix 3!


Try it out today on http://www.microsoft.com/web/webmatrix/next/

Embed PowerPoint in WordPress

You can use the iframe code in the html editor which which translates into an office tag (without the space before the office word):

 [ office src="http://r.office.microsoft.com/r/......" width="402" height="327"]

Here is my embedded powerpoint as a test:


(update: i’ve removed the powerpoint file, so the preview will not work..)


BlogBooker produces a high-quality PDF Blog Book from all your blog’s entries and comments.

The settings:


Ready… lol 42MB 😀

The PDF file 675 pages already! 😀

Could be a great way to have a nice document of your school blog and to attach it to your school paper. 😉

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WordPress Like button

First we had reblogging, new WordPress added the famous “Like” button for posts.

I disabled the previous Like-button system (thumbs up/down), this was more a blogpost rating. I’ll use the new default Like button now.

Have fun and I hope you like it! 😉

P.S.: We are on Facebook 🙂

Windows Live Essentials Beta screenshots

Here some screenshots of the new Windows Live Messenger beta (WLM). People are still calling it MSN. Also a screenshot of the new Windows Live Writer beta and the Bing bar. There is more to talk about but I guess these are most interesting for you at this moment.  You can check the other software like Windows Live Movie Maker, Sync.. yourself.


The new Messenger has some new options Like: sending Video Messages, set a chat-windows ‘always on top’, etc…
A very very very useful option: ‘appear offline for this user’ 😀 😀

Update 2:

Added a new screenshot

The setup, configuring some things (after install):




Sign in:


The new Windows Live Messenger Beta (tabpage me):


Tabbed conversations (no 10000 open chat-windows anymore):


Follow everything in WLM (Facebook, MySpace, WordPress…):


In case you were wondering: You can still have the regular ‘compact view‘ for Messenger by clicking the switch button:

Smooth, fast way to update your status, the Windows 7 way:

Windows Live Writer Beta:

Bing bar in FireFox:

wle beta bing bar

New smileys:

Smile Winking smile Smile with tongue out Open-mouthed smile Surprised smile Red heart Thumbs up Thumbs down Red lips Green with envy Angel BoyE-mailCall meBroken heartLight bulbClockCameraDevil Eye rolling smile Be right back etc…

Download the new Windows Live Messenger yourself!

Important Note: because this is a Beta the Windows Live Essentials pack installs all the software (Sync, Bing bar, Live Messenger, Live Writer, …) If you only want to download en test one program select ‘Choose which programs to install’  (‘Kies de gewenste programma’s’) near the Download button on the website.
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