The Ribbon and the Classic forms will be phased out in Orion. It will be replaced by the far less visual Command Bar with much less features visible by default.
We’re seeing the ribbon hidden in Office applications too.
In the SharePoint branding & development communities, there has recently been a lot of buzz around the use of HTML5 features in SharePoint. Solutions like Kyle Schaeffer’s “v5.master“, or Bind templates are being deployed, and this has me a little concerned.
In my testing with IE9, I have found that various pieces of functionality do not work as expected with these solutions. The reason for this is as follows: SharePoint 2010′s IE9 support was tested and developed for IE9 running in IE8 compatibility mode, but these solutions typically disable the compatibility mode, breaking basic SharePoint functionality in the process.
Specifically, the tag…
<meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=8"/>
… has been either removed, or changed to one of these alternatives…
<meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=9"/>
<meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=edge"/>
It would be great if this worked, but the unfortunate truth is that there are various pieces of critical SharePoint functionality which simply don’t work if this is changed. Continue reading
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Well… Yeah. But don’t expect it to help much when it comes to SharePoint! We know that SharePoint vNext will have a Metro look and feel, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that SharePoint will be be joining Dynamics as a Windows-only ‘Metro Wall’ application. SharePoint has far too many legacy restrictions to become a pure Metro Wall + WinRT app. Reality check time:
So… hold up, and in the mean time, check out this neat client-side app stack diagram from the “Single Page Applications” guidance @ www.asp.net, and stay tuned for more tips!
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Microsoft has just demoed a working prototype of a Microsoft Dynamics
GP ERP, running on Windows 8, with a full Metro UI:
This is the first example of an enterprise app for the Windows 8 metro ‘wall’. More info about the demo is available at ZDNet.
The one hour keynote is available online behind a short registration form at msconvergence.com (demos start around 40 minutes in).