Build 1172 of Windows Live Mail desktop just went live on This is the first publically available update for WLMd in about a month and a half, so needless to say there have been a lot of improvements since the last build. Alright, let’s just jump right into it.

New in this build
– Migration from Windows Mail in Vista (Bug fixes and more support.)
– Minimize to the System Tray (Apparently they have made some sort of update to this based on user feedback. Still not sure what was changed.)
– Windows Desktop Search 3.0 Integration (Pretty much self explanatory.)
– Improved Sorting
– Synchronization Improvements (Thank you!)
– Performance Updates (Obviously crucial to WLMd’s success, although the last build was pretty tight as far as performance goes)
Hundreds of bug fixes since the last build.

Go and grab the new build here.

Windows Live Mail desktop Team Blog post