Microsoft just made Hotmail even better when run on Microsoft Windows Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) browser. Today, Hotmail added "email notifications" to its pinned site that displays the number of new messages directly in the taskbar. It's an easy way to keep an eye on new updates with a glance.
Pin Hotmail to your taskbar to start seeing this in action!
Hotmail also gives you quick access to mail tasks from the jumplist. Right-click on the Hotmail icon to jump to a task like send mail:
Now when you pin Hotmail to the taskbar, you can use it like a native desktop application on Windows 7. With pinned sites, developers can add capabilities like notifications, jumplists and thumbnail toolbars to your Web sites too.
If you're running Windows 7, of course you will, just download Internet Explorer 9 RTM, if you already have not yet downloaded.