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Windows Live Essentials 2011 – download now

, posted: 30-Sep-2010 23:30

The 2011 update to Microsoft's free Windows add-on product is now available for download. Even though the first beta was only launched 3 months ago, this is the release of final version of Windows Live Essentials 2011.

Windows Live Essentials 2011 consists of:

  • Windows Live Messenger 2011
  • Windows Live Writer 2011
  • Windows Live Movie Maker 2011
  • Windows Live Mesh 2011 (previously Windows Live Sync)
  • Windows Live Photo Gallery 2011
  • Windows Live Family Safety 2011
  • Windows Live Mail 2011

This free suite delivers quality products at price that will suit home users. Each product has an updated user interface - with some of them taking on the 'Ribbon' style interface of Office 2007/2010 and Windows 7 core applications.

Some products such as Live Photo Gallery gets a significant upgrade and is well worth installing. The video below offers a little insight.

The products work in conjunction with both other Microsoft services such as Hotmail, SkyDrive and web versions of Microsoft Office. It also integrates with Facebook, Flickr, Youtube, Gmail and numerous blogging services (such as Wordpress and Blogger).

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