Windows 8’s conceptual “guts,” which revolve around icons called “Live Tiles,” seem to be seeping into all of Microsoft’s products.
It’s all part of a visual paradigm called the Metro User Interface that began with Windows Phone 7 almost two years ago.
We wouldn’t be surprised to see the Microsoft Office suite receive a similar, if not as pronounced shift towards the Metro UI.
Along with the new interface, Xbox 360’s fall update will make the system entirely navigable using your body via Xbox Kinect.
See below for a screenshot of how the new interface will look:
Photo: via Electronista