Microsoft To Rebrand Metro Design Name

Posted Aug 3, 2012

Microsoft will be ending the name “Metro,” which is the name that they used for their tile user interface.  After discussing the name with an “important European partner,” Microsoft has decided to discontinue the use of the Metro brand for Windows 8 and other Microsoft products.  The Windows team is working on deciding a replacement name.  As of right now, it will be called the “Windows 8 style UI.” [TheVerge]