Microsoft Releases Windows Live Essentials 2011

Microsoft has announced the transition of Windows Live Essentials 2011 beta to its final version.

The Redmond, Washington-based software giant has released the final version of its desktop applications suite, Windows Live Essentials 2011, for download, tech news site PC World reports.

The desktop utility suite consists of several varying applications, such as Live Messenger, Photo Gallery, e-mail service, Writer, Family Safety, Silver Light, Live Mesh and Movie Maker. The suite is compatible with Windows Vista and the newer Windows 7.

"Together with Windows 7 and the new Internet Explorer 9 beta, Windows Live Essentials completes your Windows experience and connects your PC to the services you use every day," wrote Chris Jones, vice president of Windows Live Engineering division in a post on company’s blog.

Jones also revealed that Dell is the first computer maker to sell PCs integrated with the suite.