they end support of life due the ''Six of the seven Windows Essentials apps have been directly or indirectly succeeded, as Microsoft notes on a support page.
Windows Live Messenger has been replaced by Skype, which has been downloadable since 2003 and now comes preinstalled in Windows.
Windows Live Mail has been replaced by the built-in Mail, Calendar, and People, which do not currently contain all of Live Mail’s functionality.
Photo Gallery has been succeeded by the built-in Photos, which does not currently contain all of Photo Gallery’s functionality.
Windows Live Writer was forked and opensourced as Open Live Writer.
OneDrive is now integrated into Windows. In addition, there is a UWP version of OneDrive available from the Windows Store.
Family Safety is now integrated into Windows.
Movie Maker has not been succeeded. It is still only available for installation alongside Photo Gallery in Windows Essentials 2012, but Microsoft promised it will “soon” be available from the Windows Store for Windows 10 users, presumably before the 2012 edition expires on January 10, 2017. ’’’
so sad…end of an era…