Two days back Microsoft announced that Windows Live Essentials 2011 15.4.3538.0513 would be available for download soon. It is now available for download. This new version improves performance and quality of service and would also includes full support for SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) in Windows Live Mail and the latest Bing bar.
In Windows Live Mail, Microsoft has fixed a sorting issue in the Sent items folder and improved the upload reliability and instrumentation in Photo mail.
In Windows Live Messenger, Microsoft has 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.
In Windows Live Photo Gallery, Microsoft has implemented various bug fixes for crashes related to launching Photo Gallery through Autoplay and facial recognition.
Windows Live Essentials 2011 15.4.3538.0513 (Web installer) is now available for download at Microsoft Download Center or from explore.live.com.
You can get the 204 MB English offline stand-alone installer from here. (Thanks Vasudev).
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). You can install just a few of these programs or all of these programs depending on your requirements.