We just got word that Microsoft is sending out some invites to developers regarding the Live Tile in their apps. In short, Microsoft is looking to host a 'Mango' event (possibly TechEd 2011) and they want a big 'ol wall of Live Tiles to show off to the crowd. Sounds a bit similar to the 'Developer Wall' at MIX11 recently, though this would obviously be digital with the Live Tiles in action. From the email:
Sounds like a cool idea and although we probably just ruined Microsoft's plan for a surprise with a cool display (sorry guys!), we're still interested to see what it'll look like. Also, it sounds like there will be more of the 'Mango events' coming up on the road to release, which makes sense--during this time we expect to hear about new features as they become locked in to the milestone builds.
Related: Check out 'Mango's updated Live Tile/push notification system as demoed during MIX11
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you dont know how bad i wish i could go just to see the wall
Hmmm, so TechEd is next up, sounds like the perfect time to try and release (if they're ready) the new WP tools with Mango support.
Maybe their server will get clogged up when a bunch of live tiles randomly disconnect/reconnect and it will finally draw attention to the problem that so many users are experiencing. Guess that's a good thing.
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