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#1 Burned Phoenix

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Posted 17 August 2011 - 11:44 PM

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In the latest post on "Building Windows 8" blog, Steven Sinofsky, President of the Windows Division at Microsoft detailed its Windows 8 team and confirmed the existence of "Windows 8 App store". This is the first time someone from Microsoft officially posted about the much rumored App store.

"We have about 35 feature teams in the Windows 8 organization," says Sinofsky. "Each feature team has anywhere from 25-40 developers, plus test and program management, all working together."

The various groups who contribute to Windows 8:

  • 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
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#2 Gragier_521

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Posted 18 August 2011 - 02:45 PM

The purple tile with the word "Store" on it in the Windwos 8 video wasn't a hint? :P

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Posted 18 August 2011 - 02:57 PM

I hope the App Store will be able to update all the apps installed in Windows 8. :D

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Posted 18 August 2011 - 03:15 PM

The purple tile with the word "Store" on it in the Windwos 8 video wasn't a hint? :P

yeah, but this is sort of the first time that the team is actually acknowledging it.

I hope the App Store will be able to update all the apps installed in Windows 8. :D

I've been hoping that they make the apps update through Windows Update, since the infrastructure is already built into windows. It can't be that hard to do that, right?

Edited by FalseAgent, 18 August 2011 - 03:17 PM.


#5 Som

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Posted 19 August 2011 - 05:40 PM

waiting for apple to sue them for using the word "app" ha :P

#6 CAS91572

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Posted 19 August 2011 - 09:58 PM

I knew this was coming!

#7 Borix

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 05:35 PM

waiting for apple to sue them for using the word "app" ha :P


Think that is not going to happen as apple refers to "mac app store" nowadays.

#8 P.McGinley

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 11:23 AM

Apps are for Mac. Programs are for Windows. :lol:

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 12:13 PM

Apps are for Mac. Programs are for Windows. :lol:


Thats right. And Windows should have: Pro Store instead! :D Much more professional name! :D

#10 deema

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 11:58 PM

This is SUCH a bad idea. They are SO foolish. COMPLETELY blind. One of the dumbest, and i mean really, really dumb, things that any major tech company has ever done was attempt to take a phone's interface, and attempt to DEVOLVE the desktop interface...Know WHY right? Caue the metro apps can't be closed/turned off outside of the taskmanager. the OS , GENTLy, rocks them to seleep, or some bull. The whole time, though, the apps are awake, and monitoring and tracking and sending and receiving.

Metro- The desktop derelict
Metro- The desktop destroyer
Metro- The desktop diminisher
Metro- The desktop desaturator
Metro- The desktop disintegrator
Metro- The desktop demolisher
Metro- The desktop drawer dropper
Metro- The desktop dilithium drainer
Metro- The desktop dwarf slayer
Metro- The desktop dingleberry
Metro- The desktop data raider
Metro- The desktop darling raper
Metro- The desktop duty hater
Metro- The desktop dependency maker
Metro- The desktop design deflator
Metro- The desktop doo doo taster
Metro- The desktop desktop faker
Metro- The desktop doppleganger
Metro- The desktop dingaling dingaling

....................................................Metro- The desktop dumbass


#11 pataoengineer

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 06:08 AM


Apps are for Mac. Programs are for Windows. :lol:


Thats right. And Windows should have: Pro Store instead! :D Much more professional name! :D


Nice shot, man. :o

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