Finally Microsoft has released the much awaited "Windows Essentials 2012" (Wave 5) suite (formerly known as Windows Live Essentials). Windows Essentials is a complete suite of free programs from Microsoft which includes: 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 XP and Windows Vista are no longer supported.
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As you may have heard, Windows Live Essentials 2011 has been released.
Add the transition from MSN to Windows Live branding and it gets worse. I wish Microsoft would have learned from the mess that resulted from all the different names for something called messenger or the two unrelated email programs with the word Outlook in their name, but no. I know of no way to get Windows Mail other than by installing Vista. Basically it does more than Windows Mail, above, so why does Windows Mail exist at all? Anyway, as I said it is replacement for Outlook Express.
In fact, so much so that you can no longer even find an official download of Outlook Express (which was in the Internet Explorer download), but you can most certainly download Windows Live Mail.
We encourage everyone to help this cause, since we are all benefiting from their hard work and maybe it’s time for us, as Internet consumers, to give back to them. Each time we get asked, the release is postponed for 3 months, so now I can say it's post 2020 ☺ . You can reach us on irc on the #amsn channel at freenode if you have questions about the development. Thanks to the ads that we have displayed on the a MSN website, the a MSN Team was able to gain a bit of money and we decided to donate part of that revenue to the EFF. About the EFL frontend, I'm also an enlightenment developer so I will fix it when I'll have enough time. Before coding on a MSN2, you may want to read this forum entry that should explain everything you need to know to contribute on a MSN2. On the Curses frontend, you can only see your contact list, but you won't be able to chat. I plan on writing a blog post on why it's broken and how we may fix it. We also use codaset to deal with bugs and timelines.The EFF also has a “Coder’s Rights project” that defend developers like us.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.A self-inflicted user "hiccup" causing a minor error was equally promptly attended to and solved within minutes.Cheers and best regards, Jens Kollenberg Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia (May 16th, 2017) Testimonial As I use OE Classic more, I find it maybe the best email program I have ever used, and fella, I started using email when it was just Message Board. » Email » Email Providers » Windows Live Hotmail Ask Leo! It replaces Outlook Express which came with previous versions of Windows, and it has a pretty similar feature set.» Email » Email Programs » Windows Mail Microsoft has created a lot of confusion with how it names its mail products. And no, with another case brilliant naming, all four of those things are all quite different. My guess (and it's only a guess) is that it really is Outlook Express but with another name and a few tweaks for Vista. Windows Live Mail confuses me for several reasons: it's also a replacement for Outlook Express, it's slightly more full featured than Windows Mail, and it's a free download that also works on Windows XP.