Windows Live Essentials 2011 Now Includes “Facebook Chat in Messenger” and Supports German & Russian

Microsoft has released an update to their Windows Live Essentials 2011 Beta which now includes Facebook Chat in Messenger . . . and added support for German & Russian!  (Thanks Chris)
Performance & Quality of Service Improvements:
 
    • A quicker Messenger – The time it takes to sign in, and to refresh contacts and social feeds, as well as animation speed, are all faster than in previous versions of Messenger.
    • More efficient video chat – Messenger video chat uses 30% fewer CPU resources by offloading work to the GPU.
    • Better facial recognition – Photo Gallery facial recognition is improved significantly and works more quickly.
    • Larger movie uploads – Movie Maker will upload higher resolution movies to SkyDrive (480×640 vs. the previous 320×480).
    • Higher bit-rate movies – Movie Maker now supports higher quality (bit-rate) content.
    • Better spell-checking – Writer has significantly improved the quality of its spell-checking.
    • Better integration with Office – Writer is much better at retaining all formatting when you copy and paste from Word and other Microsoft Office programs.
    • Better handling of Gmail – Mail now automatically handles Gmail’s spam and trash folders properly.
    • Faster web filtering – Family Safety web filtering is 35% faster than in the previous version.
 
TWO NEW LANGUAGES:
 
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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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