Yesterday, we told you that Microsoft might be rebranding its familiar Metro trademark to the much simpler Windows 8 term. This rumor was based from an insider who reportedly tipped ZDNet about the moniker. But a new rumor attempts to contradict the presumption. It seems that employees over at Microsoft have already begun using the monikers “Modern UI Style” to refer to the new Windows 8 Start Screen, and “Modern UI” design in reference to its Windows 8 apps.
Microsoft might have used the Metro name consistently for a long period of time, but a blog over at MSDN is now using the “Modern UI design” term in exchange of the new Windows 8 interface. Even more interesting are the event listings over at Microsoft World Wide Events that points to activities such as “Putting the Style into Modern UI Style“, “Creating Hybrid Modern UI Style Apps“, and more. Microsoft, on the other hand, hasn’t confirmed the changes, leaving the rest of us hanging with a huge grain a salt. So, if ever the Redmond-based tech titan changes Metro to Modern UI Style, will you be happy?