Microsoft is killing off the use of its Metro design name to describe a tiled interface in Windows Phone and Windows 8. We brought you news of the change earlier today, but a tipster has provided an internal memo sent to Microsoft employees confirming the move. In it, Microsoft reveals that “discussions with an important European partner” led to the decision to “discontinue the use” of the Metro branding for Windows 8 and other Microsoft products — one that employees must adhere to immediately.
Naturally, Microsoft finally chooses a pretty good name from a branding perspective and everything goes to hell. So now it’s on to “Windows 8 style UI”, which I would have assumed would have been Microsoft’s first choice anyway.