Windows Live Essentials 2011 is the next generation of Microsoft’s free suite, which now makes it easier than ever to work with your favourite services.
Its services are
- Windows Live Messenger now has a Facebook-style interface, for example, and links directly with Facebook, LinkedIn and MySpace.
- Windows Live MovieMaker helps you put together a professional video, and then uploads it to YouTube in a couple of clicks.
- Windows Live Photo Gallery can now share your photos instantly on Flickr, Facebook, SmugMug and more.
- Windows Live Mail works happily with your Gmail, Yahoo!, Hotmail and other email accounts.
- [advt]Windows Live Writer can update your blog whether it’s on Blogger, WordPress.com, TypePad or many other services.
- Windows Live Family Safety is now better than ever at keeping your kids away from the worst of the web. Windows Live Mesh syncs files and folders across all your PCs, ensuring they’re all up-to-date. And if you’re running Windows 7 then you’ll find every tool is particularly easy to use just pin the apps you need to the taskbar, and their jump lists will give you speedy access to common tasks.
Live Essentials 2011 has dropped support for Windows XP, and so you’ll need to be running Windows Vista or 7 to try it out.