Microsoft has today quietly released the final version of the Windows Live Essentials 2011 Suite of software.
If you don’t know what Windows Live Essentials is, here is how Microsoft describe them:
Windows Live Essentials includes free programs from Microsoft for photos, movies, instant messaging, e-mail, blogging, and more. Get them all in one download and get more done with Windows.
Windows Live Essentials requires Windows 7 or Windows Vista. Learn how to upgrade from Windows XP. It includes versions of Messenger, Photo Gallery, Mail, Movie Maker, Writer, Family Safety, and Sync, plus Bing Bar and Messenger Companion. You also get Microsoft Office Outlook Connector Pack and Microsoft Silverlight.
We mentioned the Windows Live Essentials beta earlier in the year.
Downloading and installing Windows Live Essentials 2011 was simple and a lot quicker that the beta.
You can download the installation software from here. You will need to uninstall the Windows Live Essentials Beta if you had it installed before you install the final version.