ZD Net reports the new name for "Metro" is "Windows 8". So the Metro user interface is now referred to as Windows 8 user interface, and a Metro app is now a Windows 8 app. The software giant doesn't reveal why it made the change, but word on the street is that German partner Metro AG wasn't pleased with Microsoft using the term.
The new substitute terminology upon which the Softies have decided is -- drum roll -- "Windows 8," according to my sources.
Here's the official guidance, my sources say: Anything currently/formerly known as a "Metro-Style application" (with or without a hyphen) will now be known officially as a "Windows 8 application." References to the "Metro user interface" will now be replaced by "Windows 8 user interface." And instead of saying "Metro design," the Softies and those adhering to their official guidelines will be using the words "Windows 8 design."