Microsoft Design Language is the new "Metro"

In early August, rumors started to hit the Internet that Microsoft was no longer going to refer to the design style in Windows 8 as "Metro." For its part, Microsoft has never really commented officially, saying only, and in a very vague way, that "Metro" was just an early code name for the design style and that the company would use something else when Windows 8 launched.

While some reports have had Microsoft refer to the Metro style as "Modern" in some documents, some other sources seemed to indicate that the company was using "Microsoft Design Style". It now appears that is indeed the case. The new information comes from the BUILD 2012 web site, specifically from the schedule of events for the developer conference that went live today.

As ZDNet.com points out, there are lots of references in the schedule to "Microsoft Design Language" and that rather clunky name is apparently the new term for the design first known as Metro. Microsoft has yet to confirm if "Microsoft Design Language" is indeed the new "Metro".

BUILD 2012 is scheduled to start on Tuesday at Microsoft's Redmond, Washington headquarters, where thousands of Windows developers are expected to attend and learn about the new things Microsoft has been working on for them. Neowin will be on the ground reporting on many of the events at BUILD 2012.

Source: ZDNet.com | Image via Microsoft

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how many times do we have to bring this up now? I sware this whole what is it called now topic has come up at least 10 times here...

Microsoft Design Language is the new "Metro"

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Microsoft has yet to confirm if "Microsoft Design Language" is indeed the new "Metro"

I'm confused, is it, or isn't it?

Anthony Tosie said,
I'm still calling it Metro.

Yup, same here, at least until they come up with a good replacement.
They really should just fight for the right to use Metro though...