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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
30 September 2010
Long awaited, now available: The Windows Live team has released the latest version of its application suite Windows Live Essentials, code-named Wave 4.
21 September 2010
Microsoft is planning to release the next version of the Windows Live Essentials applications suite, on September 30, 2010, around 10AM Pacific Time.
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.
17 August 2010
The Windows Live Essentials Wave 4 public beta has been refreshed with a new version. Several new features as well as numerous bug fixes were implemented into this Beta Refresh.