The road to Windows 8 Part 3 – The Metro Interface

So, in this third part of my Road To Windows 8 series, I want to talk a little bit about the Windows 8 Metro interface.

In the first part 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.

windows 8 metro UI

windows 8 metro UI

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…

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:

Stay tuned for the next post where I talk about what this will mean for Windows developers.


  • Rodney Jenkins

    Nice video dude. Good to finally see you on video.

  • owais

    Metro is awsome….

  • David Erlandson

    I am a big fan and user of Linux, but this version of windows has peaked my interest. I am following this site very closely.