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Two days ago Microsoft announced that Windows Live Essentials 2011 15.4.3538.0513 will soon be available for download. It is now available for download. This new version improves performance and quality of service and would also include full support for SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) in Windows Live Mail and the latest Bing bar.
In Windows Live Mail, Microsoft fixed a sorting problem in the Sentems folder and improved the reliability and download instrumentation in Photo Mail.
In Windows Live Messenger, Microsoft fixed some stability issues and made several changes to improve voice and video quality. Fixed an issue where the sound was lost after the update, and improved performance when displaying the MSN Today page in the main window.
In Windows Live Photo Gallery Microsoft implemented several bug fixes for crashes related to starting the photo gallery by auto-read and face detection.
Windows Live Essentials 2011 15.4.3538.0513 (Web Installer) is now available on Microsoft Download Center or explore.live.com.
You can download here the 204 MB English offline installer. (Thank you Vasudev).
Windows Live Essentials includes Windows Live Messenger, Photo Gallery, Movie Maker, Mail, Writer, Family Safety, Windows Live Mesh, Bing Bar, Messenger Companion, Microsoft Silverlight, and Outlook Connector Pack (Microsoft Outlook Hotmail Connector and Social Connector Provider for Windows Live Messenger). You can install only some or all of these programs according to your needs.