Microsoft is preparing for Build 2016 which is to take place at The Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA from March 30 – April 1. Its a very important for Microsoft because this is where they will be telling Microsoft fans, developers about their latest innovation and what they will be bringing to Windows. Recently they have also teased interactive tiles, which we think will be showcased in Build 2016.

Recently we also got to know that they have started updating their Channel 9 with Build related videos and somehow they have teased the changes they will be bringing to the Windows.

The first session says

What’s New in Windows UI/UX for Universal Windows Platform (UWP) Apps

Description:- The Universal App Platform provides developers with a real opportunity to create meaningful, familiar and tailored Apps that run across a wide set of device families. Windows 10 will provide many new UI/UX features and improvements.

The second session says

Creating Beautiful UX in a Real-World App with Visuals, Animations and Effects

Description:- Having the best idea for an app is only half the battle. Ensuring your app has an engaging and beautiful experience that is playful and entices users to evoke emotion when using it is critical to customer excitement. Beautiful experiences delight users and delighted users continue to use your apps, tell others about it and give positive store ratings. This session will focus on the UI/UX portions of a real app in the marketplace that has a solid UI foundation and will be enhanced with new capabilities around animations, effects and enabling new playful experiences that will delight the user. We will explore the spectrum of the developer platform that enables this from the low-level capabilities through some encapsulated features in XAML that make these experiences simpler to light up.

The third session says

Motion & Effects: A Deep Dive on How to Create Beautiful UX that is Worthy of 5 Stars

Description:- The difference between a user who walks away and one who gives you 5 Stars can often come down to the details of their experience. A beautiful experience that has playful choreographed motions and purposeful effects can take tentative new users and turn them into raving fans. Motion and effects can help you complement the nail-biting finish to a sporting match or induce a sense of calm for meditation. These crafted experiences help your users form an emotional connection with your app. In this talk, we will show you how to build Beautiful UX using new capabilities in the Windows UI Platform including Input Driven Animations, Shadows, and Lighting.

That said by reading their title we are sure that Microsoft is bringing Motion and Effects to Windows UWP, thus making it more interesting.

We will be keeping you updated with the Build 2016, when it begins. To visit build you can log on to

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