Windows Live Essentials Beta Download Now Available

Microsoft’s new Windows Live Essentials or Wave 4 is ready to rock – in beta form. If you’re interested in checking out the new releases, then visit the Live Essentials beta download page now. You can download Windows Live Essentials beta from the official website. Downloads are provided in seven different languages including English, Chinese, French and Spanish.

Two different clients are offered on the website, wlsetup-webd.exe will automatically download and install the Windows Live Essential applications, while, wlsetup-webc.exe offers a choice menu to install only specific applications as part of the Windows Live Essentials suite.

Windows Live Essentials beta includes free programs from Microsoft for photos, movies, instant messaging, e‒mail, blogging, and more. It includes beta 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. Windows Live Essentials beta requires Windows 7 or Windows Vista.

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It is recommended to download the second client (wlsetup-webc.exe) to only choose and install the programs that you want.

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According to the release announcement, this beta release of windows Live Essentials is focusing on two things: Connecting Windows to the cloud and Making everyday tasks simpler.

We’ve designed Essentials to connect your Windows experience to the web services you already use — not just the ones from Microsoft. The new betas of Windows Live Photo Gallery, Movie Maker, Mail, Writer, and Messenger connect to photo and video sharing (SkyDrive, Flickr, YouTube, Facebook, SmugMug), social networking (Facebook, MySpace, Linkedin), email (Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo! Mail), blogging (Spaces, WordPress, Blogger), and document productivity (Office Web Apps) services. And the new Windows Live Sync keeps your files synchronized across multiple PCs and in the cloud. You can even directly access your PC over the web with Sync’s new remote desktop feature.

People like to get creative on their PCs as much as they like seeing what everyone else has been up to. Whether it’s Retouch, Panoramic Stitch, or Photo Fuse in Photo Gallery, Auto Movie in Movie Maker, or photo email in the new Windows Live Mail, we think you’ll be excited by the new additions to Essentials that make advanced tasks, well, easy. If you haven’t yet tried PhotoFuse to merge together the best of several photos, it’s a lot of fun.

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