Windows Live Essentials

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Windows Live Essentials
Developer(s)Microsoft Corporation
Initial releaseAugust 25, 2006; 16 years ago
Operating systemWindows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8
Available in10 languages
List of languages
English, Spanish, Brazil, German, French, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Canada, Australian
Websitewindows.microsoft.com/ru-ru/windows-live/essentials Edit this on Wikidata

Windows Live Essentials is a collection of office software developed and published by Microsoft and released on August 25, 2006. Platform that supported it were Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. It was no longer available for Windows 8.1 in 2013. Windows Live Essentials was officially discontinued on January 10, 2017.

Windows Live Essentials consists of 8 programs, Windows Live Mail, Windows Live Writer, Windows Live Messenger, Windows Live Hotmail, Windows Live Photo Gallery, Windows Live Meeting Space and Windows Live Calendar.

Features and version[change | change source]

Windows Live Essentials (2001)[change | change source]

The first version for Windows Live Essentials was released on August 27, 2001 for Windows XP.

Windows Live Essentials 2009[change | change source]

Windows Live Essentials 2009 has release on July 13, 2009 in Windows 7.

Windows Live Essentials 2011[change | change source]

Windows Live Essentials 2011 was released on November 10, 2010 for Windows 7, replacing Windows Live Essentials 2009.

Windows Live Essentials 2012[change | change source]

Windows Live Essentials 2012 was released on January 7, 2012 for Windows 8.

Discontinuation[change | change source]

In January 8, 2014, Microsoft announced the Windows Live programs reached the end of their support lifecycles. In January 5, 2015. Windows Live Photo Gallery and Windows Live Mail was discontinued for Windows Vista. All Windows Live Essentials programs are discontinued as of January 10, 2017.

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