Looks like we’re one step closer to getting our hands on Windows Live Wave 4.
Tonight (9pm pdt) Microsoft is taking the wraps off their preview of Windows
Live Essentials, which you can check out at www.windowslivepreview.com.
Sometime soon (think end of the month), you’ll be able to download the public
beta of Essentials. As
we laid out for Mary Jo Foley today, the schedule is supposed to go
something like this:
First, Windows Live Essentials beta gets announced. Then, on
June 15, Hotmail begins rollout. Somewhere end of June (blogger
Francisco Martin is reporting June 21-25), Essentials downloads will be
available and the public beta starts. Final is “in the fall” - we’ve heard
that it will coincide with Windows 7 SP1, as the “first big feature update to
If you’ve been following along at home, you should have a pretty good idea of
what’s coming up with (what we think will be called) Windows Live Essentials
2011: Ribbons all around, the re-emergence of Live Mesh as Live Sync, some
really cool new features in Photo Gallery like Photo Fuse:
and people tagging:
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