Microsoft recently announced that they will be having improvements to Live Tiles that will show at the upcoming Build conference. However, there aren’t any specifics yet as to what those updates and improvements are. You might love them, or you might hate them, but Live Tiles are now an integral part of the Windows operating system these days. They’re not going to go anywhere anytime soon but it is still welcoming to know that the tech giant is still making an effort to improve on specific features of their operating system.
Microsoft is About to Improve on the Live Tiles, But no Details as to What it Will be Yet
MSPoweruser spotted the news pertaining about the update by Microsoft as the company will hold a session at the upcoming Build Developer’s Conference. Said session will be entitled, “What’s New for Tiles and Toast Notifications.” Therefore, as its name suggests, they will dive into the fixes, improvements, and the additions to Live Tiles and the Windows’ notifications system.
The description of the session dictates that there will be improvements that will provide the adaptive toasts features. These will be added to machines containing the Windows 10 operating system in which the improvements will bring “greatly increased flexibility.” It will contain a powerful API that enables a new class of apps that will work with the Notification pipeline. It will then be able to deliver innovative experiences for Windows users.
The report also states that there will be two highly-requested surprises coming to the Microsoft Live Tiles. However, it does not say what those surprises might be; well, after all, they are surprises.
The tech giant introduced Live Tiles when they revealed Windows 8 to the world. It contained useful bits of information at a glance. They displayed things such as current weather, unread email, or even a mini-slideshow of photos from an Image Gallery folder within the system. While they were initially designed for the Windows 8 Start Screen, they have already migrated to the Windows 10 operating system. Furthermore, they have attained a new look by way of integrating themselves into the start menu.
It is true that not everyone is a fan of Live Tiles, but Microsoft does take note of their customers’ feedback. Therefore, the tech firm placed new tools that will allow you to turn off the feature and even let fans of the old Windows 7 start menu look to revert to that design while still maintaining elements found in Windows 10.