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Build a touch-friendly site

More users than ever browse the web from touch-enabled devices.

Set the behavior for touch interaction:

-ms-touch-action: auto | none | [ [ [ pan-x || pan-y 
    || pinch-zoom ? ] | manipulation ] || double-tap-zoom ? ]

Build a responsive site

Give your users a great experience on a full range of small and large screen devices.

Mobile experiences account for about 12% of the global internet traffic and are expected to grow quickly in the next 5 years.
- Business Insider, Nov 2012

Build a site tile

Put your site right next to apps on the Windows 8.1 Start Screen.

<meta name="msapplication-TileColor" content="#123456"/>
<meta name="msapplication-square70x70logo" content="tiny.png"/>
<meta name="msapplication-square150x150logo" content="square.png"/>
<meta name="msapplication-wide310x150logo" content="wide.png"/>
<meta name="msapplication-square310x310logo" content="large.png"/>

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Enable flip ahead targets

Help your users discover more content while reading.

Control the flip ahead experience using the HTML 4.01 rel attribute on the link element:

<link rel="next" href="/news/article2.aspx"/>
<link rel="prev" href="/news/article1.aspx"/>

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Implement Link Preview

Help your users share content in Windows 8.1.

Start with three tags that indicate Title, Description, and Thumbnail image:

<meta name="title" content="My Title Text" />
<meta name="description" content="My description text." />
<meta name="image" content="my_image_link.jpg" />

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The Surface RT will land in Malaysia on April 25, in Mexico by the end of May, and in Korea and Thailand in June. At that point, Surface RT will be available in 29 markets, including: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the U.K., and the U.S.

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Microsoft has been adding and improving advanced security features and capabilities in its Windows operating system and other applications over the past few years. Each iteration of Windows has featured improved security--necessary to withstand the constant barrage of attacks--and Windows 8.1 coming is no exception.

In Windows 8.1, Microsoft expanded its support for embedded hardware security, bundling a full-blown security suite into the operating system, introducing secure boot and signed applications, and enabling alternate authentication schemes, to name a few. Some of the latest innovations are aimed specifically at enterprise users and meet business needs, but there are plenty of improvements that end-users will notice right off the bat, too.

"After reviewing the layers of technologies used by Microsoft...

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Microsoft Adds Skype Preview to Outlook.com

Microsoft today started rolling out a preview version of Skype for Outlook.com.

The move brings Skype video calling and messaging to Redmond's email service. Skype contacts will appear via the contact list, so users have the option of calling someone in response to an email rather than penning a message.

When clicking on a friend's photo within Outlook, there will be the option to make a call or send a message. The recent transition from Windows Messenger to Skype means that users can also call Messenger buddies.

At this point, Skype on Outlook.com will be available to a "select set" of users in the U.K. and then the U.S. "We'll gradually make Skype calling available to all our Outlook.com customers as we update the experience based on your feedback," Microsoft said in a blog post.

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