Microsoft Updates Windows Live Essentials

Microsoft yesterday announced the availability of update to Windows Live Essentials. Apart from full SSL support in Windows Live Mail, the update includes bug fixes, performance improvements across the whole suite of apps. Here are the changes,

  • Mail: We fixed a sorting issue in the Sent items folder and improved the upload reliability and instrumentation in Photo mail.
  • Messenger: We fixed a couple of stability issues and made various changes for improved voice and video quality. We fixed an issue that was causing sound to be lost after upgrading, and we improved performance when displaying the MSN Today page in the main window.
  • Photo Gallery: We implemented various bug fixes for crashes related to launching Photo Gallery through Autoplay and facial recognition.
  • And more: We made many other usability, performance, and stability improvements across the suite of Windows Live Essentials apps.


The update will be available for download from Windows Live Essential website and Microsoft Download center and also will be pushed as optional update to existing Windows Live users.

Windows Live team also announced few changes to the login/signin page of Windows Live services.


You can read more on the reason why they simplified the login screen and more at Windows team blog.

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