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Installed Windows Live Essentials 2011… Waiting to explore it a bit more…
As per the MS Downloads page overview, Windows Live Essentials includes Windows Live Messenger, Photo Gallery, Movie Maker, Mail, Writer, Family Safety, Windows Live Mesh, Bing Bar, Messenger Companion, Microsoft Silverlight, and Outlook Connector Pack (Microsoft Outlook Hotmail Connector and Social Connector Provider for Windows Live Messenger). You can install just a few of these programs or all of Windows Live Essentials. So far, I have just given Windows Live Messenger and Live Writer a run. Live Writer’s new interface reminds me of MS Word and Messenger’s new avatar makes it look like the MSN website but it’s only a collection of updates from your connections on various services like Facebook, LinkedIn, MySpace etc.