One of the main news related to the latest versions of Internet Explorer is the ability to turn web-app into real desktop applications by dragging them into the Windows system tray. Hotmail is one of them and the intention of the team at Microsoft is to make the service more like a real mail client. The ultimate in this regard is the introduction of a notification system that allows it to be always informed about news from your Hotmail account.
Once you drag the link to the home page of Microsoft’s email service from the address bar of IE9, you create an icon in the taskbar that provides quick access to Hotmail, without having to first go to the browser. This icon, thanks to the last update, is now accompanied by a small badge that offers the possibility to know the number of emails received but not read, the last time you logged on. In this way, then you can work Hotmail leaving in the background, without running the risk of losing any mail message. [click to continue...]