We are only a day and a bit away from the upcoming Microsoft Build Conference, and one of the big questions we are all asking ourselves is what will they name “Windows 8”.
Personally I am in favour of keeping the name Windows 8. It will match up nicely with Windows Phone 8 when it launches in the autumn of 2012, and it is a clean and elegent name as was Windows 7.
The 8 itself could be given many nice graphical treatments, but we need to remember that this is Microsoft. Their track record of great branding is not that impressive. As dull as I find Apple these days (apart from the gorgeous but overpriced hardware), and as boring as I find their naming convention of late (iSomething = iBoring), they manage the media and presentation in a way that always seems to impress.
So if not Windows 8, then what?
As a fan of the new UI, and even growing to like this multi-coloured approach to the Metro UI (compared to the single accent colour Windows Phone and Xbox 2011 UIs).
So to cut a long story short, here is a quick logo idea for Windows Metro.