Microsoft has hinted strongly in their Microsoft Dynamics AX statement of direction (SOD) that they will be bring the Metro look and feel to their ERP suite as well.

The quote:

“Beyond being able to run on any device and anywhere, we are taking a completely new and modern approach to UX through the “Metro” UX experience that customers know from Windows Phone, Windows 8, Xbox, etc.. and we will be investing to support Natural User Interfaces like Speech, Touch and Gestures.”

Microsoft Dynamics AX 7 seems to be the first of these applications that will go through the change.

It only makes sense that ERP applications will be included in a major move to the Metro style interface.

Microsoft are widely expected to create value in the Enterprise space with Windows 8 because of the (supposed) tight integration coming across all platforms in the company.

If Windows 8 tablets can be seen as productivity devices as opposed to media consumption devices like the Ipad, Microsoft can create a compelling narrative for enterprise adoption.

We’ll see how this goes…


About the Author

Onuora Amobi is the Founder and VP of Digital Marketing at Learn About The Web Inc. Onuora has more than a decade of information security, project management and management consulting experience. He has specialized in the management and deployment of large scale ERP client/server systems.

In addition to being a former Microsoft MVP and the founder and editor of, he is the CEO of a Pasadena based online marketing education startup - Learn About The Web Inc. ( and The Redmond Cloud (

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