windows-essentials_thumb News Sometime today Microsoft has updated Windows Essentials 2012, the suite formerly known as Windows Live Essentials, increasing the build number from 16.4.3505.0912 to 16.4.3508.0205.  All of the suite products appear to have been updated (although we’ve given up on Windows Live Messenger and continue to struggle through with Skype).  We’re awaiting word on a changelog, but our most used programs (Windows Live Mail and Windows Live Writer) appear to be opening quite a bit faster.  Not much else appears to have been changed, and this may be a bug-fix and performance update.

Are you noticing anything new with Windows Essentials 2012? (We got the update by re-installing from the Essentials home page).

(thanks for the tips!)