Brent Schooley prepared a Visual Studio template for Grid Applications that improves on the user and developer experience that Microsoft delivered in their Grid application template.
Lets compare the out-of-the-box Visual Studio templates for Metro style apps:
and the Better Grid Application template:
To install the template, put the BetterGridApplication.zip file in Libraries\Visual Studio 11\Templates\ProjectTemplates\CSharp\Windows Metro style\1033\ and then restart Visual Studio. The template should now show up in the Visual C#\Windows Metro style category in the New Project window.