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    The latest version of the free suite of Microsoft utility programs for Windows has been released. See Windows Live Essentials 2011 for a download link.

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    I use and I'm very pleased with the Windows Live Essentials Photo Gallery, but unfortunately MS doesn't offer up much in terms of
    what has changed from the previous version. There doesn't appear to be any specific version difference mentioned. Unless it's
    buried somewhere in the deep dark crevasses of their vast websites.
    So, what is new in this version in terms of functionality from the previous?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeP View Post
    The latest version of the free suite of Microsoft utility programs for Windows has been released. See Windows Live Essentials 2011 for a download link.

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    Downloading now, thanks. The download automatically updates from the beta I have been using.
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    See Channel 9 - Windows Live Essentials available for a brief overview.

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    Found a link to the full offline download of Windows Live Essentials 2011

    The above link is a direct executable & is 155 MB (163,563,880 bytes).

    [http://redirectingat.com/?id=2728X59...1-released%2F]

    Get it while the link is good, as you know how MS has a habit of changing them often.
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    Got around to installing it recently. And yes. it does install overtop of what was there previously without any problems whatsoever.
    For WLM and Photogallery ( All I have use for): More extensive usage of the ribbon type toolbars with some added new features.
    Whats New...
    Photogallery: Fuse and some added new photo editing enhancement tools [retouch] in the new ribbon toolbar.
    Alot of emphasis on tags. An option to add pluggins to upload to various social networking sites.
    WLM: A calender off the right side of the window, the ribbon toolbar, and the ability to add colors to an account.
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    Microsoft Security Essentials As I mentioned in this post, there was a problem with the "Scan With" not appearing in the context menu, and I found the work around that I posted. Has that issue been cleared up?
    Thanks John
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    Quote Originally Posted by t8ntlikly View Post
    Microsoft Security Essentials As I mentioned in this post, there was a problem with the "Scan With" not appearing in the context menu, and I found the work around that I posted. Has that issue been cleared up?
    Microsoft Security Essential and Windows Live Essentials are two different products. MSE 2 is still in beta.

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    One of the features of Windows Live is Live Sync (now part of Live Mesh). When MS "upgraded" to W-L 2011, Live Sync stopped working in Windows XP and Server 2003. Any suggestions for alternatives that will work with these two OSs?

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    What I would like to know is who was the genius at Microsoft who believes that Windows Live Mesh is an improvement over Windows Live Sync. I have been using the new version of Mesh for about 5 days now and am just now (finally) getting all of my files loaded and synced. It has all the pep of an advancing glacier.

    I have 2 computers and I like to keep their hard drives synced with identical files on each. I admit that I have a lot of files, over 100,000 of them in 63 folders and subfolders. I admit that’s a lot. Live Sync was able to sync all these files in under 2 hours. It could even copy all from one computer to another in less than 30 hours.

    Another problem with Live Mesh is the vagueness of the interface. With Live Sync you know exactly what files are being synced now, what one are being added and which one are being deleted, in real time. With Live Mesh all you get is vague message like “processing changes”. This goes on for hours and hours.

    Live Mesh has been trying to sync these same files for over 4 days now and is still 10,000 files from finishing. This despite the fact a the files on the 2 HD’s are already the same. Also Live Mesh is a big drag on the system. It slows it down by at least 30%. The only reason that I am still using Live Mesh is that Live Sync is being discontinued in the near future.

    I am calling on Microsoft to SAVE LIVE SYNC, DUMP LIVE MESH!!!!!


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    I just started going into this, and found that I can sync folders from my G drive to the Skydrive Sync folders. Now that's is perfect for me.
    Thanks John
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