Web Slices make it easy to get updates from your favorite sites—watch this video to see how
How many times a day do you check for updates to email, weather reports, sports scores, stock quotes, auction items, and so on? Often this is a manual process, where you have to repeatedly visit sites to check for updates or new information.
Using Web Slices, you can keep up with frequently updated sites directly from the Favorites bar. If a Web Slice is available on a page, a green Web Slices icon
will appear on the Command Bar. To keep track of that "slice" of the web, click the icon to add that Web Slice to the Favorites bar.
A Web Slice preview on the Favorites bar
As with Accelerators, Microsoft has taken a platform-based approach to Web Slices, enabling virtually any developer to create them by adding a few lines of code to existing pages. For example, eBay has built a Web Slice so you can monitor an auction. A number of great community- and partner-developed Web Slices are available today. Choose the ones that work for you at the Internet Explorer Add-ons Gallery. Microsoft is working with partners to create more Web Slices, so look for more Web Slices to become available on your favorite sites.
For more information, including how to add a Web Slice to the Favorites bar, see Web Slices: frequently asked questions.