Microsoft recently updated Windows Live Essentials with a few new features in each of the apps in the suite. Here’s the details and download info.
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A lot of bloggers find it annoying when they have to add watermarks to every image constantly. If you use Windows Live Writer, it includes a way to set a default watermark. Here’s how.
Earlier I showed you how to get started with Windows Live Mesh 2011. This free service lets you easily share files and folders between computers and SkyDrive. There’s also a version for Mac OS X. Here’s how to set it up and start using it.
The most powerful free program included into Windows Live Essentials 2011 is Windows Live Mesh. This lets you easily sync your documents, photos, videos, music and other files with up to 30 computers – including Macs. Note: You’ll need to install Live Mesh on each computer you want to sync your data with. First download […]
Step-by-step screenshot tutorial for migrating from Windows Live Mail to Microsoft Outlook 2010 and other Exchange clients. Windows Live Mail is Microsoft’s free desktop-based email client that follows in the footsteps of Outlook Express (Windows XP) and Windows Mail (Windows Vista). While Windows Live Mail is the ideal tool for accessing web-based Windows Live Mail […]
Windows Live Movie Maker is a great free tool from Microsoft I use all the time. It’s especially handy since it will accept moves created on just about any device and allow you to edit and prep them for viewing by the fam. In this groovyPost, I’m going to share a tip which you’ll definitely […]
Microsoft recently announced via a mass email that Live Mesh Beta will be cutting off on March 31. This does not mean that Live Mesh itself is shutting down, not by any means. All that is happening is the entire Beta client, service, and program will no longer be supported. Unfortunately, Microsoft hates making updates […]
A groovy reader recently wrote in: “Mrgroove, I am trying to install Windows Live Essentials 2011 but I do not have internet at my house. I tried to download it from your link here and save it to a disk so I could install it later, but it just launches an updater. How do I […]
If you’ve come across WLIDSVCM.EXE and WLIDSVC.EXE running on your computer, you probably would like to know what these processes are doing there. The capital letters of the process name might have thrown up some red flags, I know that was the case when I first saw them. Don’t fret, these processes are not malware […]
Windows Live Messenger (previously MSN Messenger) is a groovy way to communicate with your friends online, but the advertisements are really annoying and often inappropriate. Thankfully Microsoft routes all of the ads on messenger through one unique address, all we have to do is block it and those ads will be gone for good. Step […]
“It’s a fish! No, no it’s a whale! No, it’s a boat!” If you found seaport.exe running on your computer chances are it doesn’t look familiar, or like it even belongs there. In the task manager, the description reads “Microsoft SeaPort Search Enhancement Broker.” Sound a bit dodgy? Yeah, it sure does… But don’t worry, […]
In the third part of our series on Windows Live Photo Gallery 2011 (Wave 4), we’ll be showing you some of the editing features that are built into Windows Live Photo Gallery. While the basic adjustments and visual effects that you can apply to your photos won’t come anywhere near the sheer Photoshopping might of […]
In the first article of my series covering Microsoft’s new Windows Live Photo Gallery 2011, I showed you how to get started by walking you through the importing, tagging and browsing processes for your photos. With the basics covered, I will be focusing the series over the next few days on covering some of the […]
Recently, we announced that Microsoft had removed the beta status from Windows Live Essentials 2011, so we thought it was high time to give Windows Live Photo Gallery 2011 (Wave 4) a thorough screenshot tour and review. For a free photo organization, editing and sharing application, Windows Live Photo Gallery 2011 is fairly robust. There’s […]