As I am perusing my normal collection of RSS Feeds from around the tech world this morning I have now seen two posts that indicate today might be Release Candidate day for Microsoft and its suite of Windows Live programs called Windows Live Essentials.
- Microsoft set to release Windows Live Essentials 2011 later today (via NeoWin)
- Windows Live Essentials 2011 disponibile da oggi in italiano (via MS All Around You)
Neither of those stories have specific references but I know Tom over at NeoWin has some pretty good information resources and then to see a random post in Italian about the same thing indicates to me there is some fire around that smoke.
I guess we will find out around 10AM PST which is when NeoWin has reported it should be available.
Update at 5:54AM EDT: I should have known the folks at LiveSide.net would have info on this – Windows Live SkyDrive synced storage is now 5GB – in preparation for Windows Live Essentials 2011 final release today! I had also forgotten that they posted about this possible release last week as well – Windows Live Essentials 2011 final was rumored to be coming today.
Update at 10:15 AM EDT: Also confirmed by Mary Jo Foley at ZDNet these are actually the final bits of Windows Live Essentials that are being released as opposed to a Release Candidate.
I will have to grab the download when I get home later today. Enjoy it!