Microsoft demos Action Center ‘Notification Mirroring’ and ‘Universal Dismiss’ on Windows 10 (video)

Microsoft technical session at Build 2016 unveils new UI changes for Action Center and toast notifications, including “Notification Mirroring” and "Universal Dismiss" coming with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update.

Action Center and Toast Notifications updates for Windows 10

During Build 2016, Microsoft made various important announcements on its software plans for the rest of the year and beyond in front of a big crowd of developers. Although, we had the chance to see some of the new features and changes coming with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, Microsoft didn’t show everything during its keynote.

However, throughout the many technical sessions, the company continued to unveiled little pieces of what’s to come in the next update of the operating system.

In a new technical session titled “Notification Futures: Action Center in the Cloud and the Windows Notification Platform”, the company showed off the new improvements coming to the Action Center and toast notifications later this summer with the new update for Windows 10.

The video from Microsoft published on Channel9, which you can watch below, shows off the new Action Center changes in the user-interface and the new elements developers can use to provider richer information to the end-user with the new Cards concept.

The demo also demonstrates how “Notification Mirroring” works to sync user’s notifications using the cloud, and the new “Universal Dismiss” feature, which allows users to dismiss a notification on their phone, while propagating the same action across devices.

While Microsoft is aiming to roll out these new features and UI changes with the next major update of Windows 10, it’s still unclear when Insiders will be able to get their hands on the new improvements for testing and send feedback.

Source Microsoft’s Channel9

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