The “Corporate Blog of Microsoft Iberica” is reporting today that Windows Live Essentials will indeed be released today, September 30, and that 7 more countries are slated to receive Facebook Chat as part of their Windows Live Messenger 2011 experience. According to a Bing translation of the Spanish language site:
PS: Ah… VERY IMPORTANT. Remember Facebook Messenger chat integration? Therefore this afternoon will be available by end in Spain (well, and in Canada, Australia, Holland, Italy, India and Turkey). Great, right? Finally you can now view who’s online on Facebook from Messenger, chat with them, etc.
Numerous sites are reporting that Windows Live Essentials is due in final form today, at around 10am PDT (GMT –7).
(edit: learned to count to 7, thanks Bzhdens)