Microsoft Build 2016: Live Tiles could get a lot more interactive

Microsoft Build 2016: Live Tiles could get a lot more interactive

At Build 2016, Microsoft could tweak its Windows 10 UI with more interactive Live Tiles

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Microsoft could announce interactive live tiles at its annual developer conference, Build 2016 (Source: Reuters)

Microsoft’s annual developer conference, Build 2016, is just four days away and we already have the first set of hints on what could be in store. While Build 2016 could focus a lot on Universal Windows Apps and HoloLens developer edition hardware, Windows 10 is set to see a fresh set of change in terms of UI.

Microsoft’s Windows 10 has undoubtedly the best user interface among all software platforms. Its live tiles are a huge departure from standard icons and now Redmond-based software major is working on to make it even more effective.

According to Neowin, Microsoft is planning to turn its Live Tiles even more interactive, and one such session at Build could throw more light on that effort.

The session titled ‘What’s New for Tiles and Toast Notifications’ teases that “Live Tiles are evolving with two highly-requested surprises that you won’t want to miss.” This probably hints at Live Tiles that will allow Windows 10 users respond directly within apps.


Imagine responding to email right from the Outlook app whenever the Live Tile shows the latest email. As The Verge notes, the new implementation could also mean accessing apps like calculator, without actually opening it.

Microsoft had showcased a similar work last year under its project before pulling down the video. While it is unclear what is in work but it’s not long before we get a clear picture.