Less than a couple of weeks after introducing the next version of Internet Explorer, Microsoft has struck again with the official launch of Windows Media Player 11. The new media player software dons a new user interface straight out of Windows Vista—no coincidence, since WMP11 will be included in Vista by default—as well as a number of new features and improvements. Among those additions is the inclusion of Urge, the music store love child of Microsoft and MTV, together with better management features for music, videos, and pictures, and enhanced synchronization support for PlaysForSure portable media players.
Windows Media Player 11 can be downloaded here, although it’s only available for versions of Windows XP with Service Pack 2 installed. Only those with genuine copies of the operating system need apply, too.