Windows Live Essentials updated: SSL for WL Mail

Looks like there’s a minor update to Windows Live Essentials available starting today, according to a blog post on Inside Windows Live.  From the blog post:

This week, we will release an update to Windows Live Essentials 2011. In addition to changes that improve performance and quality of service, the update also includes full support for SSL in Windows Live Mail, and the latest Bing bar. Here are a few of things we think you’ll find the most interesting:

  • Mail: We fixed a sorting issue in the Sent items folder and improved the upload reliability and instrumentation in Photo mail.
  • Messenger: We fixed a couple of stability issues and made various changes for improved voice and video quality. We fixed an issue that was causing sound to be lost after upgrading, and we improved performance when displaying the MSN Today page in the main window.
  • Photo Gallery: We implemented various bug fixes for crashes related to launching Photo Gallery through Autoplay and facial recognition.
  • And more: We made many other usability, performance, and stability improvements across the suite of Windows Live Essentials apps.

The new build, version 15.4.3538.0513 will be available this week at, and on the Microsoft Download Center.  Later this month you’ll be offered to upgrade if you haven’t already, according to the blog post (we’re off to eat cake, let us know if it’s available for you!)

(thanks for the tip in the comments, DoctorWhoFan98!)