Yesterday we posted screenshots of early Windows 8.1 2014 Update builds. It revealed one noticeable feature that many were complaining about, you can now pin Windows Store apps to taskbar. If you are among the millions of people who spend most of the time on classic desktop screen and rely on couple of Metro apps, this is a great feature. As you can see in the screenshot above, Windows Store app is pinned to the taskbar.
Apart from that, the pinned Windows Store apps in taskbar also supports thumbnail previews. As you can see in the below screenshot, PC Settings page content is displayed in the taskbar preview.
Microsoft is expected to release Windows 8.1 update 1 later this year in the coming months. May be, we will have a preview of that at BUILD conference in April.