The road to Windows 8 Part 3 – The Metro Interface

October 17, 2011
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I talked about the BUILD conference. In the second part, I talk about what I believe to be the overall vision for Microsoft’s Windows 8. Now, let’s talk Metro style. For those who don’t know, the Metro interface is the new user interface that will primarily be used on Windows 8 slates and tablets. [caption id="attachment_8625" align="alignnone" width="590"]windows 8 metro UI windows 8 metro UI[/caption] In Windows 8, users will be able to toggle between the Metro UI and the traditional Windows desktop UI. The first thing that you notice when you play with the Metro UI is how beautiful it is. You can take a look at this video if you arent one of the 7 million people who have watched it before… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Dv670PwVLM It’s really slick and feels very nimble and fluid. I was going to write it all but it was easier to make a short video this afternoon. Here are my thoughts: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGlTt0xlsrM Stay tuned for the next post where I talk about what this will mean for Windows developers.  ]]>

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Mike Johnson is a writer for The Redmond Cloud - the most comprehensive source of news and information about Microsoft Azure and the Microsoft Cloud. He enjoys writing about Azure Security, IOT and the Blockchain.

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