Microsoft has released the latest version of Windows Live Essentials 2011 to everyone on a Windows based PC, which comes loaded with very useful and helpful everyday programs that make our lives a little easier and more entertaining. If you’re not already aware from some of our previous previews, Windows Live Messenger 2011 contains a brand new ribbon interface that aims to bring Messenger in-line with other ribbon-based UI’s such as Windows 7 Paint and Microsoft Office 2010. It is not supported or installable on Windows XP and only runs on Windows 7 and Windows Vista. It has gone through 15 changes and redesigns, protocol upgrades, rebranding, and many partnerships like Yahoo! Messenger and Facebook Chat. But if you're familiar with Windows Live Messenger, you'll notice all the old features are still available, from contact games, send and receive files, and many more. Many of the basic features have been slightly tweaked or improved, to suit consumers' needs better. And I will introduce an useful tool:
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[b]Social Networks in Main UI[/b]
The obvious major change to the interface is that the main window area is no longer just your friends list. The friends list has been moved to the right hand side and the majority of the window is taken up by your social networking. Currently, you can integrate Facebook, MySpace and LinkedIn accounts into this main window.
[b]Add Facebook Chat[/b]
Facebook Chat is one of the new additions in Windows Live Messenger, with the ability to talk to friends on Facebook without having to use a browser. Instant messages received from your Facebook contacts use the standard Messenger window, so your chats almost look identical to your real Messenger contacts', but you only have the ability to send text and emoticons. All your chats, including Facebook are now all grouped together in tabs, a much easier way to keep your contacts organized without having multiple windows flashing.