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:
- Development of SharePoint 15 is a huge effort, probably started well before WinRT was spec’d.
- Office 365 is sold as a cross-browser, cross-environment solution. It can’t rely on Windows 8 features. It has to work on Macs, Windows XP, etc.
- Office vNext doesn’t live inside the Metro Wall – it will be a desktop app.
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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