A. On September 30, 2010, the new version of Live Essentials was released. There are numerous improvements to the new versions, many of which focus around better integration with Internet media services.

  • Live Messenger: Full HD video chat, integration with Facebook and MySpace, and an updated mobile experience for Messenger.
  • Photo Gallery: Integration with Internet locations such as SkyDrive, Flickr, Facebook and Youtube; facial recognition for easier location of pictures; and even more photo editing capabilities.

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  • Movie Maker: Better integration with Live Photo Gallery, automatically create movies based on your photos, better editing capabilities including transition effects, and (once again) better integration with Internet services such as YouTube, Facebook, and SkyDrive.
  • Mail: Multiple email account support, conversational views for easier management, and integration with SkyDrive for easy mailing of photos.

So far it's looking very polished and definitely worth downloading.