Windows Essentials 2012 Review

Windows Essentials 2012 16.4.3503.0728    Aug 8, 2012 release

License: Free
Language: English
OS: Win 7 / Win 8
Size: 131.3 MB
Developer: Microsoft
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About the batch

Windows Essentials 2012 is a renewed batch of office and home applications released by Microsoft company. This apps suite contains client for cloud data storage and synchronizing introduced by Microsoft for the first time. Originally it contained Windows Live Mail (Windows email client), Windows Live Family Safety (safety function to protect the users from any type of inappropriate content), Windows Live Writer (blog editor and text organizer), Windows Live Messenger (instant messages exchanging service), Outlook Connector, Windows Movie Maker 2012 (video editor) и Windows Photo Gallery 2012. However you should take into consideration that Windows Live Messenger is now replaced by Skype in any app batches. Skype is more effective and is a smarter tool for communication as it offers not only live chat but also provides the functions of video calls and conferences, file exchanging and even phone calls.


This app batch is totally compatible with Windows 7. Moreover it also perfectly suites for being installed on Windows 8 platform. If you examine and test its components you will notice that some of them have received extended functionality, especially Movie Maker 2012 and Windows Photo Gallery 2012. All the bugs reported by the users have been fixed.

Target users

This pack may be used both at home and in the office. Its properties provide great opportunities for collaborate work and data access. Besides that cloud data storage and synchronizing system will allow you to sync all your devices and release you from endless data copying and transferring. In case you have more than 1 device (for example PC and laptop or tablet) this tools batch will provide you with the opportunity to access your data regardless of your location.

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