[Software Update] Windows Live Essentials 2012 (Wave 5) Available for Download
UPDATED on Aug 08, 2012: Release of Windows Essentials 2012 (Wave 5) version.
Finally Microsoft has released the much awaited "Windows Essentials 2012" (Wave 5) suite (formerly known as Windows Live Essentials). The version number of this new suite is 16.0.
Windows Essentials is a complete suite of free programs from Microsoft which includes:
- Windows Live Mail (desktop email client)
- Windows Live Writer (blog publishing tool)
- Windows Live Messenger (chat/IM client)
- Windows Live Photo Gallery (image viewer program)
- Windows Movie Maker (video editing program)
- Windows Live Family Safety (online parental control program)
- OneDrive (SkyDrive) app (for cloud storage management)
These programs help you in managing your email accounts, messages, photos, blogs and contacts. You can edit and share photos and videos, access your email accounts and calendar schedules, publish posts to your blog or website, chat with your friends, access your files on multiple computers as well as cloud storage and keep your kids safer online. Windows Essentials is an all in one suite which is absolutely free to download.
The new Windows Essentials 2012 version includes new SkyDrive (OneDrive) app for Windows along with the new versions of previous programs such as Mail, Messenger, Writer, Photo Gallery, Movie Maker and Family Safety. Microsoft has dropped a few programs such as Windows Live Mesh, Messenger Companion and Bing Bar from this new 2012 version.
You can download the new updated version using following links:
Windows Essentials 2012 requires Windows 7, Windows 8 or later and is available in 48 languages including English, French, Dutch, Japanese, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, German and Russian. Windows XP and Windows Vista are no longer supported.
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NOTE: This article is updated whenever a new version of Windows Essentials is released. So keep checking this page regularly.
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