Windows Live Essentials is a great collection of free programs from Microsoft to help you stay in touch with the people you care about most and do more with Windows on your PC. Essentials programs are designed to integrate well with each other, with the Windows operating system, and with other Windows Live web-based services such as Windows Live Photos and Windows Live Hotmail, so that they operate as a “seamless whole”. You can edit and share photos and personal videos, manage your email and calendar, publish to your blog, access your files on multiple computers, help keep your kids safer online, and so on.
Today Windows Live Essential team released an update to Windows Live Essential 2011 aimed to improve performance, quality of service and would also comes with full support for SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) in Windows Live Mail and the latest Bing bar. The build tag of Windows Live Essential 2011 after update will be 15.4.3538.0513.
Microsoft will also include the following fixes::
- Mail: We fixed a sorting issue in the Sent items folder and improved the upload reliability and instrumentation in Photo mail.
- Messenger: We fixed a couple of stability issues and made various changes for improved voice and video quality. We fixed an issue that was causing sound to be lost after upgrading, and we improved performance when displaying the MSN Today page in the main window.
- Photo Gallery: We implemented various bug fixes for crashes related to launching Photo Gallery through Autoplay and facial recognition.
- And more: We made many other usability, performance, and stability improvements across the suite of Windows Live Essentials apps.
While Microsoft is planning to promote this updated to Windows Live Essentials 2011 existing users later this month through an optional update notification, the latest version of windows live essentials 2011 is already available for download at Microsoft Download Center , which is of course an online installer. You need to have active internet on the PC where you wish to install windows live essentials using this online Setup installer. For those who prefer the full version standalone offline setup installer for Windows Live Essentials 2011 latest version can use the following direct download links to get the full installer:
Windows Live Essentials includes Windows Live Messenger, Photo Gallery, Movie Maker, Mail, Writer, Family Safety, Windows Live Mesh, Bing Bar, Messenger Companion, Microsoft Silverlight, and Outlook Connector Pack (Microsoft Outlook Hotmail Connector and Social Connector Provider for Windows Live Messenger). When you’re installing, I’d recommend clicking the “Choose the programs you want to install” option so you can avoid installing useless programs for you.
Supported Operating Systems: 32- and 64-bit editions of Windows Vista Service Pack 2 with the Platform Update for Windows Vista; or Windows 7; or Windows Server 2008 with Service Pack 2 and the Platform Update for Windows Server 2008; or Windows Server 2008 R2.