SOFTWARE REDEVELOPER Microsoft has said that its upcoming Windows 8 operating system will benefit from pinned web sites in the Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) start screen.
It claims that pinning will allow users to launch their favourite web sites and content easily.
Microsoft user experience programme manager Rahul Lalmalani said in an Internet Explorer 10 consumer preview video posted on IE Blog that the feature is "designed to be alive with activity and updates".
He said, "Sites can integrate into the windows 8 start screen experience, with site-centric content and tile badge notifications to provide a richer site experience."
Badge notifications are tiles that 'come alive' with up-to-date information, letting you know when new content is available.
The IE Blog post said that studies conducted by Microsoft's customer experience improvement programme found that consumers running Windows spend most of their time on the web and go back to the same set of web sites time and again.
Therefore, Microsoft has developed the feature to use badge notifications to make it fast and easy for users to get to these web sites. µ
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