In this article Microsoft’s Steve Clayton explains the Metro design and how it is being incorporated into Microsoft productins including Windows and the Dynamics line.
Last week I blogged about Metro style design getting some attention of late. I’ve been immersing myself in the world of design at Microsoft over the last few months and I have found that Metro style runs deep. One of the questions I often get asked is whether Metro style will extend beyond the products we’ve seen to date – Windows Phone, Xbox 360 and Windows 8. The answer is yes – Visual Studio is already showing some Metro style and so is our Dynamics business.
At Convergence last month, our annual gathering of Dynamics partners, we gave a sneak peek of Microsoft Dynamics with a Metro style interface. In a blog post about the demo, Kees Hertogh explained how this delivers an immersive experience that makes the most of live tiles, deep linking and the panoramic canvas approach. I like the deep linking in particular that enables you to ‘pin’ any part of the application to the Dynamics Home page or Windows Start page – essentially ‘flattening’ the application experience and making any given task directly accessible from the highest navigation level.