Microsoft Releases Windows Live Essentials 2011 Today, Download Now

Microsoft is going to release the final version of Windows Live Essentials later today.

Microsoft originally released a Windows Live Essentials beta on June 24, after which another beta refresh released on August 17. Windows Live Essentials includes the popular programs Windows Live Movie Maker, Mail, Messenger, Writer, Sync Mesh, and Family Safety.


Windows Live Essentials 2011 takes full advantage of Windows 7 by using the new ribbon UI and supporting Jumplists. Windows Live Sync Mesh is also included which keeps your files synchronized on the web and across multiple PCs.

Microsoft also introduced several new features for Windows Live Photo Gallery, including photo fusing to blend photos together and improved facial recognition. Messenger has received loads of praise for its social networking integration, Mesh has bumped its sync storage up to 5GB, and Live Mail provides access to your Hotmail account.

We will update this post when it releases with download links. According to, expect the final version to land around 10AM PST.

The final version has arrived! You can download it from the link below:

[ Download Windows Live Essentials 2011 ]

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