Action Center for notifications
After years of promoting the idea that Live Tiles are just as functional as traditional notifications, Windows Phone 8.1 embraced reality and introduced a new drop-down Action Center. Here you can view unread notifications and tinker with quick-access options for Wi-Fi, VPN details, and more.
Windows 9 needs to face the facts as well. Windows 8’s system-wide app notifications are handy indeed, but Windows 9 needs a central notification center (preferably supporting both Metro apps and traditional software), and it needs to be in a location accessible in both the desktop and Metro interfaces. The Charms bar or the newly universal taskbar scream out as potential homes