image thumb292 Windows Live Essentials Merges Desktop Apps with Web Counterparts

Microsoft has released new versions of its Windows Live Essentials desktop tools to accompany their web counterparts. The Windows live essentials suit includes updates for Live Mail, Live Messenger, Live Writer, Live Photo Gallery, Live Movie Maker, Live Toolbar, Office Outlook Connector, and Live Family Safety.

These desktop based software updates are meant to complement the web based services, so users for example could use Windows Live Sync to keep their online and offline photos in sync.