Windows Live Essentials (Messenger) 2011 Released!

I had the beta version before and now I have installed the full Essentials 2011 which have been just released.

If you are using the new Windows Live Messenger (WLM aka MSN) it can be a bit confusing and you could get a “WOW WTF IS THIS?!”-moment. Don’t worry there is a button on the upper right corner that will change the look back to the old style, without all the social stuff:

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Download Live Essentials 2011
(it’s possible that the website above is still showing you the beta version, just wait and try again some time later)

Download Live Essentials 2011 (Offline installer)

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Windows Live Essentials Beta screenshots

Here some screenshots of the new Windows Live Messenger beta (WLM). People are still calling it MSN. Also a screenshot of the new Windows Live Writer beta and the Bing bar. There is more to talk about but I guess these are most interesting for you at this moment.  You can check the other software like Windows Live Movie Maker, Sync.. yourself.

Update:

The new Messenger has some new options Like: sending Video Messages, set a chat-windows ‘always on top’, etc…
A very very very useful option: ‘appear offline for this user’ :D :D

Update 2:

Added a new screenshot

The setup, configuring some things (after install):

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Sign in:

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The new Windows Live Messenger Beta (tabpage me):

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Tabbed conversations (no 10000 open chat-windows anymore):

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Follow everything in WLM (Facebook, MySpace, WordPress…):

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In case you were wondering: You can still have the regular ‘compact view‘ for Messenger by clicking the switch button:

Smooth, fast way to update your status, the Windows 7 way:

Windows Live Writer Beta:
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Bing bar in FireFox:

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New smileys:

Smile Winking smile Smile with tongue out Open-mouthed smile Surprised smile Red heart Thumbs up Thumbs down Red lips Green with envy Angel BoyE-mailCall meBroken heartLight bulbClockCameraDevil Eye rolling smile Be right back etc…

Download the new Windows Live Messenger yourself!

Important Note: because this is a Beta the Windows Live Essentials pack installs all the software (Sync, Bing bar, Live Messenger, Live Writer, …) If you only want to download en test one program select ‘Choose which programs to install’  (‘Kies de gewenste programma’s’) near the Download button on the website.
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