I installed the beta version earlier this week, but just today Microsoft has made the final version available to the general public : Windows Live Essentials 2011 is available. I’m not going to discuss the new features with you, there are enough website who will do that….like the one were I found out that Essentials 2011 went live, Liveside.net When I tried to visit the Dutch page (stupid me, my IE language settings were set to Dutch) the 2011 version wasn’t available yet.
The Windows Live Essentials Beta is available for download. It’s available in the following languages: English, Spanish, French, Dutch, Portuguese, Japanese and Chinese. Just go to http://explore.live.com/windows-live-essentials-beta and logon with your Windows Live ID to download the software.
Piero Sierra announced earlier today on the Windows Team Blog that the Public Beta version of the new Windows Live Essentials (Wave 14) will be available later today (June 24th) for download. The exact time the download will be available is not given, but when it is available, you can download it here. For more info about the new features, please visit the WindowsTeamBlog or Liveside.net
Just earlier today Nick Simons announced on the Office Web Apps blog that they’re expanding the Office Web Apps Technical Preview! So if you want to try the new Office Web Apps….just click here to sign-up. Note : If English isn’t the default language in your Internet Explorer and you receive the error below, just set English to your default language. IF you’re not sure how you have to do this, just read the instruction below.
Today Microsoft released their 4th wave of Windows Live products. And especially Windows Live Movie Maker, the program I was waiting for! Ever since I’ve been married (it’s almost a year ago) and I would like to start editing our wedding/honeymoon video I’ve been struggling with the slow performance issues while editing M2TS (AVCHD) video content with the available video editing applications This was the only reason for my to try to install OS X on my Intel machine.
Back in 2007 I created a page on which you could register an e-mailbox with one of the many Live domains. Now, almost 1 1/2 years later the ‘original’ links doesn’t seem to work anymore (Thanks Jay!). So I decided to fix all the links at the _Create @Live.** Mailbox__ _page. If you want to create your own Live e-mailbox with an extension other than the one in your own country, you can use one of the links on the Create @Live.
Since a couple of weeks the new Windows Live Translator widget is available, at least if you’re invited. Today I received my invitation by e-mail so even my dad can read my blog (his English isn’t that good :-)). I was using the old Live translator widget for quite sometime now, but that widget opened a new browser window. The new Windows Live Translator does an instant-translation, so there’s no need to open a new browser.
Microsoft updated their Office Outlook Connector (where I blogged about almost one year ago, it’s in Dutch btw), thanks Steven for blogging about it. With Microsoft Office Outlook Connector, you can use Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 or Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 to access and manage your Microsoft Windows Live Hotmail or Microsoft Office Live Mail accounts, including e-mail messages, contacts and calendars for free! _With Microsoft Office Outlook Connector, you can use Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 or Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 to access and manage your Microsoft Windows Live Hotmail or Microsoft Office Live Mail accounts, including e-mail messages, contacts and calendars for free!
It doesn’t happen very often, but it’s good to know that it’s possible : Changing you’re Windows Live Messenger e-mail address without having to tell all your contacts that you’re going to change the address. Let’s say I want to change the Windows Live ID I use for Windows Live Messenger, but I don’t want to e-mail everybody my new Messenger address. In this example my current Messenger address is and the address I’m going to use is .