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|Windows 8 Metro-Style Apps Bring New Design Goals|
|Tuesday, 24 April 2012|
Windows 8, now available as a Consumer Preview release and expected to be generally available in late 2012, emphasizes a new touch-centric Metro user interface (UI). The Desktop mode of Windows 8 offers the legacy Windows UI that has evolved while maintaining most user input and control metaphors over the past two decades, but the Metro-style Start screen and UI is the view nearly all users will see upon starting Windows 8. Developers, IT staff, and users will need to become familiarized with Metro concepts and elements to build, maintain, and use applications that work in the new environment.
Sections in the Microsoft Windows 8 Metro-Style Apps Report