Microsoft's new tool, Microsoft Life Writer, has received a lot of attention. All reports are very positive with little to no negatives. I tried it a few days after release, but for whatever reason it would not connect to my blog on Blogger. This is another try a few weeks later and it works. I guess there were initial teething problems.
Interestingly, it has one feature I really like: spell checking. And it has "automatic correction" on spelling, which doesn't seem to workk.