It perhaps shouldn't be a surprise, that with the recent Microsoft acquisition of Skype and, announcements of further Skype integration with Office 2013, that Microsoft would also be looking to adapt the PC client to make full use of Windows 8's Metro Modern UI.
Neowin has had a chance to place its hands on the Modern UI preview and is claiming that the new interface is quite intuitive, stable and fast, despite being a pre-release copy. Whilst we don't currently have a hands-on video to clarify the points on stability and speed, for Skype's new look, take a peak at some of Neowin's screenshots for yourself:
Undeniably, from an initial outlook, the new interface feels clean and logical, good job Skype team! We wonder if Microsoft also has any redesign plans for the desktop client and how such plans might fit-in with the look of Office 2013.
With the push for enhanced Skype integration in Windows 8, we wonder how other voice service providers, such as Google and its Talk client, will respond. We already know that the firm has been working on making Chrome Windows 8 Modern UI friendly, will it do the same for its other software? In fact, with the Modern UI supporting HTML5, could we even be seeing a fully-functional Google Docs app?