By pinning a site, you're able to get to your favorite sites directly from the Windows taskbar without having to open Internet Explorer first. Pinning a site takes seconds: click the tab for the website, and then drag it to the taskbar. That's it! Once a site is pinned, it shows up as its own thumbnail, separate from Internet Explorer.
Each site you pin to the taskbar has a Jump List. What you see in each one depends on the website, but all of them include InPrivate Browsing, opening the site, unpinning the site, and closing the window. Some also have thumbnail preview controls, like playing or pausing a video, which you'll see beneath the thumbnail preview. And some pinned sites have icon overlays, giving you information about the status of the website, such as the number of new messages in your inbox.