On March 14 at South by Southwest, Microsoft officially announced the release of their new browser, Internet Explorer 9. After the introduction of IE6 and Windows XP, the Microsoft browser became a market leader only to lay dormant for many years. With the release of IE7 and IE8, new features were introduced and the product release cycle was shortened. This the latest version of IE is the most dramatic change yet to the long running Microsoft product.
The face of the World Wide Web is changing. Web standards and capabilities are evolving more rapidly than ever. Many companies like Apple, Google, Mozilla, and Microsoft are working to make the web a more exciting and enjoyable experience.
One of the great features of Windows 7 is the ability to pin applications to the taskbar. Pinned applications had the ability to define right-click menus or jump-lists which contained recent files, relevant tasks, and other links. Now more than ever web sites are turning into full web applications. IE9 provides a way to add this pinning functionality to your web site. In order to pin a web site you need only to drag the favicon or site tab down to your Windows 7 taskbar.