This is a suite of Microsoft freeware applications that bundles e-mail, instant messaging, photo sharing, blogging, and parental control software. The suite is capable of updating itself in the background without manual inputs, providing you with the latest functionalities and innovative user interface. It also allows you to uninstall the applications you do not need.
The suite is able to detect updates for Microsoft-related applications which are not parts of it like Outlook and Silverlight, and it automatically updates them.
But due to the latest updates in service by most service providers, some of the applications may have issues working properly. An example is google mail which has received a series of updates in security and design and Live Mail may not be compatible with it.
If you prefer these set of tools over the Microsoft Windows office and applications offered in the new Windows OS, then this suite is right for you.
Windows Live Essentials is licensed as freeware for PC or laptop with Windows 32 bit and 64 bit operating system. It is in os enhancements category and is available to all software users as a free download.