Microsoft will retain the Metro UI in the upcoming Windows Blue update but at the same time it will update the look of the desktop to mesh together with the new Start Screen according to an alpha tester on Taiwan-based PCBeta forums. Also Read - Windows 11 Sun Valley teased officially with YouTube video ahead of June 24 reveal
Now this is not surprising considering the massive bet Microsoft has made on the Metro design language. It is using this UI across all its products and in 2012 we saw them unify their product lineup to adopt this new user interface. Also Read - E3 2021: What is it, entire schedule, how to watch livestream for free, what to expect
While Windows 8 has not got off to a flying start by any stretch of the imagination, one has to keep in mind that its a wildly different user interface and enterprise clients will definitely take their sweet time to adopt it till touch centric hardware goes mainstream in the desktop environment.
The report also states that Windows Blue will add more customization options in the Metro environment which will bring it closer to the desktop in terms of pure usability. This has been a massive problem for Microsoft, because of the nascence of the new platform. Even if the user likes the new UI, there isn’t much to do out there, which leads people to stay planted in the legacy desktop environment.