Microsoft’s Metro branding to be replaced ‘this week’ according to internal memo


Microsoft is killing off the use of its Metro design name to describe a tiled interface in Windows Phone and Windows 8. We brought you news of the change
earlier today, but a tipster has provided an internal memo sent to
Microsoft employees confirming the move. In it, Microsoft reveals that
“discussions with an important European partner” led to the decision to
“discontinue the use” of the Metro branding for Windows 8 and other
Microsoft products — one that employees must adhere to immediately.

The Windows team is “working on a replacement term” according to the
memo, “and plans to land on that by the end of this week.” Until then,
employees have been advised to refer to the Metro style user interface
as the “Windows 8 style UI.” The memo was distributed to employees
earlier this week, so we expect to hear official news about the Metro
replacement by the weekend.

Read more at The Verge.