Well, to put it shortly, the final bits of Windows Live Essentials 2011 are now available for download from Microsoft. I’m currently looking at any changes that have been made and will provide a review of the final version sometime later. Hopefully, I’ll get around to posting some screenshots up here tomorrow. More from Microsoft:
We are pleased to announce that Windows Live Essentials 2011 for Windows 7 and Windows Vista is now available for download! (Releasing in 48 languages over the next few hours, so if your language is not yet available, it will be very soon.) Windows Live Essentials 2011 was designed and built to connect your PC to the services you use every day. We’re also announcing today that Dell will be the first global PC manufacturer to ship PCs with Windows Live Essentials 2011 and Windows 7 pre-installed, just in time for your holiday purchases. Many other PC manufacturers are also planning to make Windows Live Essentials 2011 available and we’ll continue to keep you updated as they start releasing.
One key feature change I’ve noticed is the renaming/rebranding of Live Sync to Live Mesh. (Recall, Live Mesh was originally a beta version of what would be Microsoft’s online syncing service.)
There are definitely some decent changes in this update, which, according to Microsoft, addresses 95% of all bugs reported during the beta.
I think, however, if you’ve been keeping up with the WLE 2011 Beta, the final update shouldn’t be too much of a surprise for you. I highly recommend upgrading or installing, Windows Live Essentials 2011, you won’t be disappointed.
I should note that I’m writing this from Windows Live Writer 2011 as we speak (or, read).