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While it is relatively new now (2011/09/15), are there any resources for explanations of Metro applications for Windows8?

I've not seen anything at the moment that summarises an "elevator pitch" for them.

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Give it about a year then ask again... – MattyD Sep 15 '11 at 11:18
I don't think this is too localised, people will be completely ignorant of whether it is MS specific until they have been introduced to it; which is the point of this question. – StuperUser Sep 15 '11 at 12:24
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Check out my extensive answer on Stack Overflow.

There are plenty of relevant sources available indicating their 'elevator pitch', and new information is made available at a regular interval on the BUILD blog.

The article which will probably interest you the most talks about 'Designing for Metro style and the desktop'.

If you have time to watch it, I got a good impression of where they want to head to from watching the keynote of the BUILD conference.

For immediate hands-on experience you can download the developer preview.

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If only Visual Studio 11 on the preview in a VM on a Q6600 would take less than 5 minutes to compile, deploy and run a Metro 'Hello World', I might be tempted to do more with it. *8') – Mark Booth Sep 16 '11 at 13:39

From: (A Telerik Executive VP's blog).

Metro style apps are intended to be touch centric, sensor aware, single screen apps that will likely run on smaller form factors more often than a desktop or laptop PC (in fact we were thinking about calling these apps ‘NISA apps’ – Natural Interface, Sensor Aware apps….we canned that idea).

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