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Microsoft blog confirms Windows 8 App Store

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 19 Aug 2011 9:46 User comments (6)

Microsoft blog confirms Windows 8 App Store Blog post introducing the Windows 8 team modestly confirms App Store rumors.
The blog entry was written by Steven Sinofsky, President of the Windows Division at Microsoft, to introduce the teams that are working on the firm's Windows 8 products, which will be available for PCs, tablets, smartphones and beyond when launched.

The blog was intended to show just how much work goes into the creation process, spelling out the roles that different employees and different teams have.

"We have several engineering roles, or disciplines, that make up our team. The implementation work on Windows happens when developers write code. This code implements features that come from specifications written by program management along with interaction designs from our product designers. Testers are responsible for making sure the spec is complete and the code does what the spec says it should do. This is a simplified view of the relationship between roles, since we routinely walk a bit in each other's shoes."
The hint at an official App Store for Windows 8 came in a list of teams that Sinofsky published on the blog..
  • App Compatibility and Device Compatibility
  • App Store
  • Applications and Media Experience
  • App Experience
  • Core Experience Evolved
  • Device Connectivity
  • Devices & Networking Experience
  • Ecosystem Fundamentals
  • Engineer Desktop
  • Engineering System
  • Enterprise Networking
  • Global Experience
  • Graphics Platform
  • Hardware Developer Experience
  • Human Interaction Platform
  • Hyper-V
  • In Control of Your PC
  • Kernel Platform
  • Licensing and Deployment
  • Media Platform
  • Networking Core
  • Performance
  • Presentation and Composition
  • Reliability, Security, and Privacy
  • Runtime Experience
  • Search, View, and Command
  • Security & Identity
  • Storage & Files Systems
  • Sustained Engineering
  • Telemetry
  • User-Centered Experience
  • Windows Online
  • Windows Update
  • Wireless and Networking services
  • XAML
Read the full blog post at: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/archive/2011/08/17/introducing-the-team.aspx

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6 user comments

119.8.2011 12:36

Microsoft is really good at puting an OS out there with the same problems the last 3 major versions had.

I just wish I could remove some of the crap that is installed by default in Windows 7. Why do I need raid drivers from 3 different companies on a notbook with 1 drive. It might run faster if I could get rid of all the crap I don;t want and certainly don't need.

Microsoft is so good at doing so many things wrong!


This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 19 Aug 2011 @ 12:48

219.8.2011 14:57

I think Microsoft is actually making the right move here with adding an App Store to their PC operating system. If the apps can be shared between computer and phone, this will definitely benefit and move along Windows 7 phones.


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319.8.2011 15:36

yet another app store, what the hell year is it 1970?


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419.8.2011 22:21

Originally posted by DXR88:
yet another app store, what the hell year is it 1970?
Wait, there were app stores in 1970? Far out, man.

520.8.2011 0:16

Originally posted by DDR4life:
Originally posted by DXR88:
yet another app store, what the hell year is it 1970?
Wait, there were app stores in 1970? Far out, man.
yeah, its where you went to get that new piece of software on 8 floppy's that only worked on the brand of computer you had. Remember?

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621.8.2011 4:33

@DXR88:
Hahaha. Must've been during one of those psychedelic trips.

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