The most interesting takeaway from the 8.1 reveal (IMO)

Desktop apps will also use colorful tiles by default, and developers will have the option to create richer versions.

I found this to be one of the most interesting tidbits in the preview article on Windows 8.1 and is not really elaborated on anywhere. Is it implying that desktop apps can have live tiles and notifications? It made me excited to think of the line being blurred between the two interfaces.

If I am guessing correctly, what implications could this have for the taskbar?