Microsoft's new suite of Live apps is ready to rock -- in beta form, at any rate. If you're interested in checking out the new releases (a few of which are actually quite good), head on over to the Live Essentials beta download page
and grab the slim installer.
Alternatively, if you'd like to go with the offline installer (which weighs in at just over 100MB), you'll find them here:
As it turns out, the installers below simply allow you to choose which apps you'd like to download -- so you don't have to bother with the full suite if you only want, say, Messenger or Sync. Thanks, Jason
Remember, Live Essentials beta apps require either Windows Vista or Windows 7.
Thanks to Liveside.net for the links to the Live Essentials beta offline installers!