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Update for Windows Live Essentials Wave 4

7 July 2011
The Windows Live team is publishing a bugfix update for Windows Live Essentials 2011 (Wave 4). The quick fix update, rolling out in two stages, fixes several problems in Messenger, Photo Gallery, Mail and other applications.

Windows Live Essentials move into the cloud

1 April 2011
As Microsoft is pushing toward Cloud Computing for many web services, the next logical step is to bring the richness of Windows applications to the Web. This is why you will be able to run the Windows Live Essentials 2012 (Wave 5) applications directly from the Web.

Update to Windows Live Wave 3 soon forced

18 January 2011
Back in May 2010, the Windows Live team published an update for Windows Live Essentials 2009 (Wave 3). It introduced stability fixes as well as a simplification of the webcam feature. Until now, this Wave 3 update (build number 14.0.8117) was optional. This is going to change soon.

How-to: Disable Windows Live Messenger

11 January 2011
Even if you don’t use it for chatting with friends, Windows Live Messenger keeps starting up every time you start your computer. The solution: disable Messenger’s auto-start.

Get and create Windows Live Plug-ins

14 December 2010
On December 14, 2010, the Windows Live team has introduced a new subdomain of Live.com, featuring plug-ins for Windows Live Essentials. For example, you can find extensions for Windows Live Writer or Photo Gallery. These additional programs add new features to the applications.

Live Essentials 2011: Small Update Published

5 December 2010
Yesterday, a bugfix update without visible changes has been published for nearly all Windows Live Essentials applications. This increases the version number of all programs except for Windows Live Mesh and Windows Live Family Safety from 15.4.3902.0922 to 15.4.3508.1109.

Live Sync to be renamed Live Mesh

21 September 2010
The synchronization program Windows Live Sync is going to be renamed to Live Mesh. As part of the Windows Live Essentials suite of applications, Live Sync allows synchronizing folders and files across computers and more devices.