Microsoft is pushing the Wave 3 release of Windows Live components to the next level with the introduction of updates affecting the entire gamma of applications designed to bridge Windows and the Cloud. The email client that is since the start of 2009 an integral part of the Windows Live Essentials package will be bumped to version 14.0.8089.0726. Windows Live Essentials users now have the chance to upgrade the formerly default email client of the Windows operating system.
Users must understand that Microsoft has failed to breathe a single word on the evolution of Windows Live Essentials, or that of Windows Live Mail
in particular. However, Jonathan Kay
, a Microsoft MVP, did manage to provide the download link for the Windows Live Mail 2009 14.0.8089.0726 update. According to Kay, the refresh is designed as a QFE (Quick Fix Engineering) for the email client, as well as for additional Windows Live Essentials clients.
Earlier today I provided the download link for the QFE upgrade for Windows Live Messenger. Just as it is the case with Windows Live Mail, Windows Live Messenger 9.0 (2009) also evolved, but to version 14.0.8089.726
. Microsoft made available the release to web build of Windows Live Mail 2009 in the first half of January 2009. In February 2009, the Redmond company offered the first QFE refreshes for Windows Live Essentials clients.
Updating Windows Live Mail to version 2009 14.0.8089.0726 implies downloading and integrating an MSI installation file. The upgrade will also refresh additional components that are installed in concert with Windows Live Essentials components including Microsoft Application Error Reporting (32-bit or 64-bit), Microsoft Visual Studio Runtime, Windows Live Communications Platform, Junk Mail filter update, Segoe UI Font (but just for Windows XP, not for users of Windows Vista or Windows 7, which feature the font by default).
Windows Live Mail 2009 14.0.8089.0726 is available for download here
Windows Live Messenger 9.0 (2009) 14.0.8089.726 is available for download here