Microsoft brings Metro to its Help and Support page

It’s no secret that Microsoft is taking its Metro design language and applying it to all of its assets. The adoption continues with the support section of Microsoft’s website.

Microsoft has been porting its Metro design language to many of its products. Metro was kick started when it was shown off on the Windows Phone platform and is now making its way to other Microsoft products including Windows 8, Xbox 360, and many of the Internet based assets that Microsoft owns.

The idea for Microsoft is to create a unified user experience across all of its products. This bold new look for Microsoft is a departure from their traditional safe and steady approach. While some do not like the look, the general consensus is that the interface works well and is a step in the right direction for the company.

The support page uses Microsoft’s now popular tile interface to separate each support area. The update is being rolled out in phases and, according to our forum users, not everyone has the updated page as of this posting.

Microsoft is gearing up for its BUILD conference next week, so you can expect to see a lot more Metro in the future.

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They will have to do better than that if they want people go for Metro...this is not looking great at all!! I love metro, but this design does not do it for me! Design is not about just following a language consistently but also about organization of different elements on screen in a harmonious balance....!

I sure hope the mouse and keyboard entries still work. The thought of having to buy a new computer with a touchscreen just to use the new "help" is frightening. Is this a preview of Windows-8?

"It's no secret that Microsoft is taking its Metro design language and applying it to all of its assets." Apparently not to the people who think Microsoft is just trying to make Windows 8 look like Windows Phone 7 & copying the fact that Apple made OSX Lion look like the iPad...

Also, I thought Metro was 1st introduced on the Zune, not Windows Phone 7.

Now you have an outdated image since the Windows Phone logo is changed on the website to the new Windows Phone logo.

Zedox said,
Now you have an outdated image since the Windows Phone logo is changed on the website to the new Windows Phone logo.

That's easy enough to change, mango isn't out yet even though it's done internally.

GP007 said,

That's easy enough to change, mango isn't out yet even though it's done internally.

I was talking about the actual webpage in which he links to...lol. The image is updated. Heh.

GP007 said,

That's easy enough to change, mango isn't out yet even though it's done internally.

Hmm...now it seems they took it down or something because I definitely at the page that looked like that and now it's all old looking. lol!

zikalify said,
Not got it yet. Also does anyone think it was bad to legalise this UI? It could have become the 'New icon'

I read it a few times and I still don't get what you meant? the new icon?

spudtrooper said,
looks like they're gearing up to make their websites easy on a touch screen as well.

Exactly, all to fit into Win8 tablets etc.