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IE 11: Pin a Website as a Live Tile to Your Start Screen

The developer preview release of Windows Phone 8.1 this week brings along with it Internet Explorer 11.  IE 11 has been a fixture on Windows 8.1 for quite a while, and it’s good to see Microsoft continuing efforts to expand integration between its platforms. One such feature of IE 11 which I am glad to see brought to Windows Phone 8.1 is the ability to pin websites to the start screen as an RSS-driven Live Tile.  Read on to learn what the capabilities are and how to implement them on your own website.

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Windows Phone 8.1: Leaps Forward

Thanks to their “Developer Preview” program, Microsoft is allowing a wide array of users access to its latest version of the Windows Phone OS:  Version 8.1.  This release is greatly anticipated by the Windows Phone community and is widely regarded as an important step in bringing Windows Phone into alignment with what competitors are offering.  With a milestone as great as this one, I though that it would be a good time to dust off my Windows Phone 8 Gripe List and see how Microsoft has done in addressing my own concerns.

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