Windows 8 App Store Announced By Microsoft

A blog post on MSDN by Steven Sinofsky, President of Microsoft’s Windows Division, confirms there will be a Windows 8 app store!

Based on a legitimate-looking roadmap that was leaked last summer, we expected Microsoft to eventually launch its own Windows 8 app store. One of the slides in the roadmap pointed to competitor Apple’s success for providing a “high quality, uncomplicated” product, while another outlined plans to replicate the company’s successful app store model.

Sinofsky stated that “When we started building Windows 8 we had a clear sense of the direction we were heading and so we built a team structure to support that direction.” He also detailed how the teams divide responsibility, the different roles, and the engineering process.

Information Via Gadget Lab