Live Tiles and notifications on Windows 8.1 bring customers in closer contact with your site and create a more customized experience.
Display your site brand, engage users through badge notifications directly on the Windows 8 Start screen, and provide jump lists as a quick site navigation mechanism.
Windows 8 implements pinned sites by using tiles on the Start screen. When a user clicks the tile of a pinned site, the site opens in Internet Explorer in the new Windows UI environment.
Enhance your site pinning experience on Windows 8 with high-resolution PNGs and custom tile colors.
More integration features
Internet Explorer on Windows 8.1 automatically turns phone numbers into clickable links. This feature works when you have an app that can handle phone numbers, such as Skype.
Windows Store apps enable you to take your website's experience to the next level. You can build experiences that are more immersive, beautiful, and better connected to other apps and the rest of Windows.
The link preview feature extends the Windows 8 share experience. In addition to the page's URL, a link preview includes the title for the webpage, a description, and a thumbnail image.
Flip ahead allows you to explore favorite websites like you would a magazine. By implementing flip ahead, you enable your users to flip through a news article or an online catalog, regardless of their actual location on the page.
The DirectInvoke feature on Windows 8 enables applications to register their MIME types for direct invocation from a URL.
Play To is automatically enabled for music, videos, and images in Internet Explorer in the new Windows UI. Get the tips for making Play To friendly web pages.