Windows Live Essentials 2011 is finally out of beta and is now available for download. The Windows Live Essentials 2011, Wave 4, beta refresh was released over a month back, and it is good to see the final version being made available so soon.
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The Windows Live Essentials include Live Messenger, Live Writer, Live Movie Maker, Live Mail, Live Photo Gallery, Live Sync, Bing Bar, Live Family Safety, Live Mesh, Bing Bar, Outlook Connector Pack, Silverlight and Messenger Companion.
Windows Live Mail 2011. Windows Live Mail helps you organize your mail, calendar, and contacts all in one place on your PC. Check multiple email accounts in Mail, like Windows Live Hotmail, Gmail, and Yahoo! Mail Plus.
Windows Live Messenger 2011. Windows Live Messenger combines the best IM with connections to your social networks, so you stay in touch with the people who matter most to you. Share photos and personal videos while you chat, video chat in high definition* or send video messages to friends. You can also play games with friends and express yourself with emoticons or a display picture that changes with your mood.
Windows Live Writer 2011. Windows Live Writer makes it easy to tell your stories like a professional blogger. You can create beautiful blog posts including photos, videos, and formatting, and see what it will look like online before you publish to your blog. Writer works with most major blogging services, including WordPress, Blogger, LiveJournal, TypePad, and many more, so you can compose your blog post while offline, and then publish directly to your blog in minutes.
Windows Live Mesh 2011. With Windows Live Mesh and the Windows Live Devices website, you can stop emailing files to yourself, carrying them around on a USB drive, or worrying whether the version you have with you is the latest.
Windows Live Photo Gallery and Movie Maker 2011. Windows Live Movie Maker and Windows Live Photo Gallery work together so it’s easy to organize and select the photos and videos you want to use in your next movie.
Windows Live Family Safety 2011. Family Safety enhances the standard Parental Controls in Windows, adding remote management that you can use to change your child’s permissions online. Get session and website visit reports right from the Family Safety website—you don’t have to log on to your child’s PC. When installed on multiple PCs in the household, Family Safety enforces the same settings and combines reports from all PCs into one.
Windows Live Sign-In Assistant. It Makes it easier to share documents, photos, and other files from Windows Live Essentials, and to switch from one Windows Live ID to another in Internet Explorer.
It is being released in 48 languages over the next few hours, so if you don’t see it in your language yet, you should see it very soon.
You can do more with Windows on your PC with free programs from Microsoft for photos, movies, instant messaging, email, social networking, and more.
You can get it all in one simple download at windows.live.com.
NOTE: The downloads appear to have been taken offline, but you can still get them from some download sites.