Windows Live Mail, Writer and Messenger Beta Released

The live developing team just announced the release of Windows Live Mail, Writer and Messenger betas on their respective blogs. The interfaces looks awesome. Windows live mail is a major competitor to Thunderbird and from what I have see of it so far it beats Thunderbird hands down. I have been eagerly waiting for the new Windows Live Writer since I found ScribeFire to be lacking when trying to maintain a huge number of drafts.

Download the Betas from these Links

Download Live Writer Beta:

Download Live Messenger Beta: Windows Live 8.5 Beta

Download Live Mail Beta: Windows Live Mail download

What New in Windows Live Writer.

New Authoring Capabilities

  • Inline spell checking
  • Table editing
  • Ability to add categories
  • Page authoring for WordPress and TypePad
  • Support for excerpts and extended entries
  • Improved hyperlinking and image insertion
  • Paste Special

Integration and Compatibility

  • SharePoint 2007 support
  • New APIs enabling custom extensions by weblog providers
  • Automatic synchronization of local and online edits
  • Integration with Windows Live Gallery
  • Support for Blogger Labels


  • New look and feel
  • Available in 6 languages
  • Improved accessibility and keyboard support
  • Many other frequently requested enhancements!

What New in Windows Live Mail.

  • It’s much faster than it was in the past.
  • Shortcuts for Windows Mail and OE will be replaced by WL Mail shortcuts. NOTE – Windows Mail and OE bits will remain on your computer and if you uninstall WL Mail, the old shortcuts will return.
  • New Windows Live location in the Start Menu. After you install, you’ll see that there is a new location under All Programs for all the Windows Live clients that you have installed.

Windows ive mail

source: Liveside

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