Microsoft announced today on the Windows Team Blog that the final release of Windows Live Essentials 2011, a suite of cool programs and services for photos, videos, instant messaging, blogging and syncing has been finalized. This new release is focused on heavy integration with the new Windows 7, you can access key functionality when you pin apps in the suite on your Taskbar, such as Jump List for quickly accessing common task and functionality.
We are pleased to announce that Windows Live Essentials 2011 for Windows 7 and Windows Vista is now available for download! (Releasing in 48 languages over the next few hours, so if your language is not yet available, it will be very soon.) Windows Live Essentials 2011 was designed and built to connect your PC to the services you use every day.
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I have been using the suite since the first beta was released back in June and I love the tight integration across programs and services. There is also better synergy and consistency with Windows 7, more applications such as the new Windows Live Photo Gallery and Windows Live Mail now utilize the Scenic Ribbon. Microsoft finally settled down on one synchronization technology, named Windows Live Mesh, this handy service will allow you to sync files between PC’s and even Mac’s. I personally love the new Windows Live Messenger, its more dynamic and integrated with popular social networking platforms I use everyday such as Facebook and LinkedIn, I can chat with friends on these networks right from within Messenger too. The integration with popular online services is the biggest highlight of this release, the content that you are able to easily create in these programs can be just as easily shared online with family, friends or millions of users world wide. Definitely a worthy upgrade and its FREE!