Microsoft is planning to reveal its Windows Store plans for Windows 8 in a briefing next week.
The software giant has invited a number of press, analysts and developers to a two-hour preview event in San Francisco on December 6. ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley reports that the event is entitled “Windows Store Preview” and looks set to provide developers with key information about the company’s plans in Windows 8.
One of the more interesting aspects of the Store is the ability for websites to advertise their Windows 8 Metro application for download on their own site. Websites with an application will include a button for end users to launch or download the application. The launch surface will push the user straight into the Metro Windows Store experience and offer them the ability to download or trial the application. If the application is already installed then it will simply work as a launch surface for the existing app.
We’ll keep an eye out for any information Microsoft reveals next week, if you’re interested in how the Store works then check out the video below.