Windows Live Essentials to get an update this week
Windows Live Essentials is the collection of free software from Microsoft that includes among other things: Windows Live Mail, Windows Live Writer, Live Messenger, and the Bing Bar; and it appears according to a post on the Inside Windows Live blog that it’ll be getting an update this week.
Besides adding SSL support in Windows Live Mail and the Bing Bar we can expect the following:
- 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.
If you are really anxious to get your hands on the update you can head over to http://explore.live.com and grab your copy right now however if waiting is your game you can wait until it shows up in the Windows Update later this month.
Of course you can always check to see if you already have the latest and greatest by checking the version number in Help About; which should read 15.4.3538.0513 if you have it installed already.