Windows Live Wave 2 Released

The final releases of the Windows Live Wave 2 programs are now available. The upgrades from the beta releases haven’t changed a whole lot, but you should still download the new Windows Live installer. There is also a support article if you have any problems upgrading from the betas.

Just as a reminder, the installer covers only the desktop Windows Live applications:

Windows Live Messenger

  • Instantly connect to the people who matter most—via text, voice, or video.*
  • Show ‘em if you’re online, offline, or out to lunch. Look like you’re not there even if you are.
  • Share your personal files, photos, and videos. Just drag and drop them into a Shared Folder. You and your contact will need compatible Web cameras, microphones, speakers or a headset, and high-speed Internet access.

Windows Live Mail

  • See multiple e-mail accounts in one place
  • Powerful virus scanning and other security features
  • One-click access to Windows Live Spaces and Messenger

Windows Live Writer

  • Easily publish pictures, videos, and other rich content to your blog
  • Compatible with Windows Live Spaces, WordPress, Live Journal and many other blog providers
  • Insert and customize photos, videos, tags, and lots of other cool content

Windows Live Photo Gallery

  • Edit and share your photos with ease
  • Create Panoramas and other cool effects
  • Add tags and organize your pictures and videos

Windows Live Toolbar

  • Search from any Web page
  • Get pop-up maps, weather forecasts, and more with Smart Menus
  • Add innovative buttons from Windows Live Gallery

Windows Live OneCare Family Safety

  • Keep an eye on what your kids are doing and who they’re talking to online
  • Block sites in inappropriate categories
  • Manage your kids’ Web access from almost any Web-connected PC