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Microsoft released Windows Essentials 2012 on August 7, 2012 for Windows 7 and Windows 8 users.
The Windows Live Essentials website was integrated tightly with Windows Live Dashboard, an application which offers a view of the services the user already has and what new Windows Live software and services are available.Windows Essentials (formerly Windows Live Essentials and Windows Live Installer) is a discontinued suite of Microsoft freeware applications that includes e-mail, instant messaging, photo sharing, blogging, and parental control software.Essentials programs are designed to integrate well with each other, with Microsoft Windows, and with other Microsoft web-based services such as One Drive and These two programs have also received several updates and enhancements since their 2011 release, including video stabilization, waveform visualizations, new narration tracks, audio emphasizing, default save as H.264 format, and enhanced text effects for Movie Maker; as well as Auto Collage integration and addition of Vimeo as a publishing partner for Photo Gallery.No significant changes or re-branding were made in this release for other programs such as Windows Live Messenger, Windows Live Mail, and Windows Live Writer.Windows Live Dashboard required users to sign-in with their Windows Live ID to check whether the service has been downloaded or not.
At that time, web-based services such as Windows Live Hotmail (then Windows Live Mail) was also part of the list.
The suite had otherwise not received a major upgrade since 2012, and it had not received any updates through Windows Update since 2014, although Microsoft offered a downloadable buggy update in December 2015.
The My People feature, new for Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, is designed to streamline communication with the handful of people with whom you communicate most often.
Some of the apps included in the package are unsupported on Windows 8.1 and 10 and are removed after an upgrade.
The Facebook integration in Photo Gallery and Movie Maker broke due to Facebook API changes; Microsoft did not release a patch to fix it.
Although all applications in Windows Live Essentials 2011 suite will continue to function on Windows Vista, 7, and 8, there will be no significant updates made to these applications in the future.