At Building Windows 8 blog today Microsoft detailed the Live Tiles support in Windows 8. Similar to Windows Phones, Windows 8 will include support for push notifications in Metro Style apps. Microsoft had the following things in mind when developing this feature in Windows 8,
- Allow hundreds of live tiles without degrading performance
- Go beyond balloons, badges and text, with beautiful images
- Make it easy for developers so they can just “fire and forget”
- Achieve real-time delivery so delivering “instant messages” is instant.