Windows Tiles

Microsoft has some pretty sizeable announcements to make at its Build conference later this week, but packed into the wider picture will be plenty of smaller details to chew on.

One of those will see the company enhance its Live Tiles once more, and in fact the much anticipated interactive Live Tiles feature could be debuted.

The company has been working on interactive tiles for a long time, but Windows users may soon be getting their hands on the much-requested feature.

Introducing another dynamic element to its Live Tiles will make the tiles more appealing and a step further away from the general coolness to tiles when they first launched.

A part of Microsoft’s Build agenda will be a session called “What’s New for Tiles and Toast Notifications” and the company says:

“Notifications are an essential tool for engaging with your customers on Windows. We are building on the foundation of Action Center to give developers greatly increased flexibility in Adaptive Toasts. We will introduce a powerful API that enables a new class of apps to plug into the Notification pipeline and provide innovative experiences for users. Live Tiles are evolving with two highly-requested surprises that you won’t want to miss.

The ideal scenario would be for Microsoft to launch interactive Live Tiles across the Windows 10 platform, which would see them land on PC, Mobile, HoloLens, and everything in between. The most likely scenario would see the tiles land on Windows 10 Mobile first and other platforms later, but the company will confirm that either way at Build.

The 2016 Build conference will be kicking off on Wednesday, 30 March and will see Microsoft discuss a wide range of things, from Windows 10 Redstone to its cloud ambitions. You can check out exactly what to expect by heading to our complete Build Conference Guide.

SOURCE: Build Agenda