Screenshots Of Upcoming Metro-style SkyDrive And Messenger Services Leaked

Microsoft is progressing on the way to incorporate Metro design language in all of its products, right from Xbox to Windows Server. Microsoft’s web properties such as SkyDrive, Hotmail, Messenger, etc, are also going to get Metro face lift soon. Liveside today posted a bunch of screenshots of SkyDrive and Web Messenger services in Metro design. Here are the new things they noticed,

  • You can now select files and folders in thumbnail view. Before this you could only select files and folders and perform actions on them in details view.
  • SkyDrive now shows thumbnail previews of Office documents.
  • Windows Live Groups is now part of SkyDrive. Visiting http://groups.live.com will redirect you to SkyDrive.com’s Group page (as shown in screenshots below).
  • SkyDrive options, such as managing storage, people tagging, and Office document formats, can now be found in one place. Previously all of these options are scattered across Windows Live options and SkyDrive.
  • Changing the UI language, as well as leaving feedbacks for SkyDrive, can now be performed without leaving the page.
  • The new SkyDrive logo, as well as the new Office 2013 icons, are now used across the website. Even the IE Pinned Sites (shown above) now shows the new logos and icons.

Read more about it at Liveside.

Also the web messenger looks like the above with functionality to chat using Messenger or Facebook chat services.

Read more about it at Liveside.

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  • http://twitter.com/counterblow the person

    looks like on my phone so no surprises for me!

  • jakebraca

    Those are some nice-looking Metro style emoticons.