Build 2016 panel listings tease Live Tile improvements and 'Something Awesome'

Microsoft's Build 2016 developer conference in San Francisco is just a few days away. However, some of the event's panel details have been revealed by the company's Channel 9 video site, which will offer live streaming of many of the panels, and will post on-demand videos of all the events.

The site's Build 2016 pages (via MSPoweruser) shows panels like, "What's New for Tiles and Toast Notifications" which is scheduled for April 1, the final day of the conference. It states:

"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."

There's already some speculation that one of those surprises could be the reveal of interactive Live Tiles for Windows 10, but again we will have to wait until the final day of Build to find out.

A panel that doesn't have a description yet will be held on March 30 and it's called simply "Something Awesome This Way Comes!". There's no description of what will be announced, but it does show it will be on the Channel 9 stage, which likely means it will be live streamed.

Windows Central will be attending Build 2016 and will have first-hand reports on what will be discussed at Microsoft's biggest conference of the year.

John Callaham