A Rose by Any Other Name

I’m just putting the finishing touches on a book (Professional Visual Studio 2012 from Wiley) and as a result, I’ve had to learn precisely what the names of the UI formerly known as Metro would be. And you can find out the ‘answer’ in the table below, just for future reference.

Old Term

New Term

Metro apps Windows Store apps
Metro design language Microsoft design style language
Metro style principles Microsoft design style principles

If Modern UI/design was your thing, any phrase involving “Modern” was also converted to “Microsoft design/style…”

None of these terms roll off the tongue at all (and I’ll still get caught calling it Metro when I’m speaking). But this is the word…at least for now.