Last week, TechNet launched its new home and hub design, a Metro-friendly editorialized home page design for the site and new themed topic pages, such as TechNet.com/cloud. It's received some positive and some negative feedback. In particular, we received an anonymous complaint about the site "having become a marketing site."
The only changes to the page, however, were in design. "Metro" is the Windows 8 approach to user interface, a typographic and navigation graphics approach to showing information, often described as "tiles." The new news cotnrol on the home and Cloud pages, for example, which feature author photos on a visual background with a reversed (white on black background) headline, is a Metro component of the new design.
Otherwise, it's the same content as before.
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