,AndyC wrote

 Web applications will naturally run in the Metro IE world quite happily.


Doubt it. Metro IE doesn't support any plugins, no Flash, Silverlight, Adobe Reader for you. Compatability with IE6 is also pretty nil.

I don't think you'll win many corporate users just with a barebones HTML 5 browser. It's obvious to me that MS knows and it too and that's why they want push Metro.

Outlook - what about Powerpoint, Word and Excel?  Word is the bread and butter program in lots of cases. Attorneys can literally close shop without it.