Microsoft Releases Upgraded Windows Live Programs

Windows Live Mail is a desktop application that lets you access multiple e-mail accounts in one place—even Yahoo! Premium and Gmail accounts. Search for messages across multiple accounts. Drag, drop, and organize your mail with one click. Preview messages in the Reading Pane. Get powerful virus scanning and cleaning. Block suspicious messages and destroy junk e-mail with a single click. Help protect your e-mail accounts from harmful phishing scams. Create and edit photo e-mails in a snap.
Windows Live Messenger has a fresh new look, but it’s still got all the features you know and love. Connect with your friends and family via text, voice, and video*. Send text to mobile phones or handhelds. Control how and when your friends and family see you online. Share your personal files, photos, and videos—just drag and drop into a Shared Folder. IM and support your social cause by joining the i’m™ initiative.*Both users must have Messenger installed, a compatible microphone and speakers or a headset, and Internet access (webcam and broadband required for video).
Windows Live Photo Gallery makes it easy to organize, share and edit your photographs. Upload creative photo slideshows to your Windows Live Space with just a few clicks. Download entire albums from Windows Live Spaces at high resolution. Create a cool panoramic view by combining multiple photos. Enhance your photos by adjusting things like color and exposure. Improve them with simple crop and red-eye fixes.
Windows Live Toolbar helps you save time and browse the Web more safely. You can start a search from any Web page; whenever you highlight text such as an address or phone number, smart menus automatically appear. With one click, map all of the addresses on the web page you’re viewing. Personalize your Web experience with custom buttons. Block phishing scams and viruses with Windows Live OneCare Advisor, included with Toolbar.
Windows Live Writer is a desktop application that makes it easy to publish rich content to your blog. It’s easy to publish to most major blog services, including Windows Live Spaces, SharePoint, WordPress, Blogger and many others. Create a compelling blog, with your personal photos and videos, maps, tags and lots of other cool content, all in a snap. Preview before you post. Compose your entries offline, publish them later, when you get back online.
OneCare Family Safety helps you manage the Web sites your children see and the people your children interact with online. Help protect your kids from online stuff you don’t want them to see by filtering the Web sites they visit. Built-in contact approval helps you know who your kids are talking to on IM, e-mail, or their blogs, when using Windows Live Spaces, Messenger or Hotmail. Review reports about their Web usage from work or home. Get information and recommendations based on advice from the American Academy of Pediatrics and other trusted sources.

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BLAKE was a Microsoft MVP and award winning programmer with over 20+ years experience providing complete Windows and networking support for small to medium sized businesses. BLAKE is also Jazz Musician and Instructor for residential clients on the Los Angeles West Side.
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