Windows Live Essentials is a bundle of a number of the Windows Live add-on services, unified via a common installer. The Wave 4 suite includes updated versions of Messenger, Live Mail, Writer, Photo Gallery, Movie Maker, Live Sync (which is now Live Mesh plus the existing Live Sync), Family Safety and the Bing Toolbar. Microsoft delivered a first beta of the Wave 4 bundle in late June. Microsoft-provided download link,

There are a few new features in the updated beta build:  These include Facebook Chat Integration in Messenger; Bing Maps Geotag integration in Photo Gallery; and Flickr video publishing in Movie Maker.

Photo Gallery

Photo Gallery

Edit, organize, tag, and share your photos.

Mail

Mail

Read and reply to multiple e‑mail accounts in one place.

Movie Maker

Movie Maker

Create beautiful, memorable movies, then publish to the web in a few clicks.

Messenger

Messenger

Chat instantly with friends and family on your desktop, on the web, and on your mobile phone.

Writer

Writer

Compose a blog post, add your photos and links to your videos, and then publish on the web.

Family Safety

Family Safety

Manage and monitor your children's Internet activity so they can surf the web more safely.

Bing Bar

Bing Bar

Get search results from Bing without leaving the website you're on.

Messenger Companion

Messenger Companion

Easily share and discuss social updates while you surf the web in Internet Explorer

Sync

Sync

Sync your files between computers and access your primary PC from almost any Internet-connected computer.

 

If you download the latest beta of the suite, I’m curious to hear what you think of the new build.