Microsoft is a giant corporation that does the survival fight every day. They can’t hold the top position in software industry by some Silly Lollipop software or Bird game application (which is a mimic). They have to produce originals that should be able to attract developers, users and professionals. Microsoft made their promise on opening the doors to its Windows Store with the launch of the Windows 8 preview; and they kept their promise and fulfilled their professional courtesy to the millions of users around the globe.
Windows Store – A Store for all
Windows Store is the name they have given for their channel for distributing applications. Windows store is the sole source of metro style applications for Windows 8. Windows store is expected to have tones of Metro apps (Win Based apps). The Best thing about the new Windows Store is the most awaited bonus for the users; all the applications in the Windows store are free. Microsoft spokesperson told in a news conference that Windows store, released with Windows 8, will hold applications (Metro apps) that are free. Windows store will be the only authorized distributor of Windows 8 Metro apps as per the details provided by Microsoft. Microsoft wants a monopoly over metro apps for the new elegant Windows 8 platform. This increases the responsibility for Microsoft with increased Windows Tech Support demand for the Metro apps.
Metro Apps, pet name for Windows Store apps, got the name referring to the Metro Design Language. Metro Apps is designed for simplistic touch UI (User Interface) in Windows 8, borrowed from Windows 8 Mobile Platform. Metro apps run in sandboxed environment to ensure security and stability of the platform. For additional system options – Webcam, Mic etc. – requires permission from the administrator. There are some trademark issues related to the name ‘Metro’, but Microsoft confirmed that it was just a name they came up with and the original name of the apps will be Windows Store apps.
Microsoft will be taking a cut of 30% of cut in their apps revenue ($25000) due to the free Metro store apps, which is the same percentage as the Apples Revenue from Apple Store apps. Windows store apps will be supported only in the Windows 8, most probably its successors also. Windows 7 will not have support for Windows store apps, unless some developer releases a unlicensed support patch for Windows store apps. Windows Tech support will be provided for the Windows Store apps aka Metro apps by Microsoft.