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.
Edit, organize, tag, and share your photos.
Read and reply to multiple e‑mail accounts in one place.
Create beautiful, memorable movies, then publish to the web in a few clicks.
Chat instantly with friends and family on your desktop, on the web, and on your mobile phone.
Compose a blog post, add your photos and links to your videos, and then publish on the web.
Manage and monitor your children's Internet activity so they can surf the web more safely.
Get search results from Bing without leaving the website you're on.
Easily share and discuss social updates while you surf the web in Internet Explorer
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.