SixApart is showcasing how their MoveableType Enterprise blogging platform and Microsoft Word link together to create the ultimate hook into existing productivity apps. It’s nice to see how the daddy (no way – WordPress rules) of blogging tools is connecting with existing programs to help bring users toward a unified environment for al their dialy tasks.
What I’m trying to say here is that I think a Word addon for WordPress blogging would be a great idea. You don’t really need much to do it – you already have xmlrpc.php on the server side, so all you need to do is build a client. I looked around for some info on this, and found a locked thread on the WordPress support forums, which was mostly suggesting other desktop blogging apps.
So, are there any WP + Word combos out there, or in development?
Update: I have gotten word that Word has blogging capabilities in the box, in the form of the Publishing tools. I have yet to experiment with it (I haven’t even tried a beta of Office 2007), but PC World says they are there.