I wondered if Microsoft's new MSN Spaces blogging system supported the MetaWeblog API, or any of the popular blogging tools. I looked it up, and the disappointing answer is a decided no. I understand them wanting to have an API that supports all the features of the MSN Spaces service, but in the mean time, howabout implementing the MetaWeblog API over SSL (that's how I post to my blog now) to let people at least use the service? Think of it like this. Sure, Thunderbird doesn't support all of the features of Exchange that Outlook does, but does that mean that shutting out IMAP and POP3 clients from Exchange is the right answer? No, sometimes limited functionality is "good enough" for most uses, and this is one of them.