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New interactive Live Tiles were confirmed by Microsoft at Ignite

Microsoft-WindowsEven know Build is officially over, Microsoft is not done. Last week, the company convened their annual Ignite conference for the folks in the enterprise developers. The event is just a follow-up of Build that happened the week before. Besides the otherwise boring enterprise information, we got some interesting new information about the new tiles that is coming to Windows 10. As the latest version is still in development, Microsoft confirms some interaction with Live Tiles this year.

In the “Tiles, Notification and Action Center” session of the presentation, the presenters Christine Matheney and Jerry Nixon gave us more details about the new changes coming to Live Tiles. The company makes it clear that some of the changes has already be included in the current preview build and being test by million of testers right now under the Developer Preview program. As for the new interaction with the tiles, Microsoft admits that the feature is still in development. But what we know so far is that if applied, the tiles can be flipped to give you more information (newsfeeds, alert, etc..) without the need to go into the app. The simple thing like calculator tiles can be use for simple calculation without launching the actual app. Some more advance tiles are also in the pipeline, and will be included in Windows 10’s future updates.

Another new feature is what Microsoft called “Adaptive Tiles”. So instead of setting a template for live-tile designing, an “adaptive model” is now available for developers to play around with. More changes also mentioned in the Action Center. Interactive notification is now also included with within the aptly named Action Center.

Source: Channel 9

Via: Windows Central



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