Enterprise SAAS / Web Delivered App with Metro RRS feed

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  • What would be the proper "metro-friendly" paradigm accomplish the following: I have an enterprise saas/web-delivered app. It currently consists of hundreds of layouts / "screens" which are delivered through the browser via HTML and javascript. For my redesign, I'd like to take advantage of the metro-style interface, but still have the app and all of it's different screens delivered dynamically through the web (as opposed to having to predefine screens and layouts on a downloadable app). So, I'd like a typical web app architecture, yet also take advantage of all of the windows 8 metro UI goodness. Is this possible? What is the right way to do it? Can I deliver the screens/tiles through an instance/window/tab/tile of ie10? Would the tiles interface work within ie10 browser this way? Or would I need to create a downloadable metro-style app and deliver the html to it (like in a web browser)? Or would I have to largely predefine the HTML layouts in a downloadable executable and just have it fetch the data as needed (basically making it more like a typical cloud-connected desktop app).

    I'm afraid this is maybe a painfully obvious answer - but I'm just not clear on it yet.

    Thursday, March 1, 2012 9:29 AM

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  • Hi Jason,

    I do not know what the advantage of wrapping your browser based application in  Metro style app would be.  If you are going to treat your Metro style app as a browser, why not just use a browser?

    Can you expand on what functionality you want from this re-write of your application?  From your description it seems like there would be no real benefit from you trying to re-write this application.


    Jeff Sanders (MSFT)

    Friday, March 2, 2012 2:01 PM