Images of Microsoft’s Windows Store for Windows 8 leaked to the Internet on Monday.
Winunleaked posted two images on Monday showing off the new store. Microsoft has reportedly altered sever side restrictions on access to the store. Outside IP addresses can now access the Windows Store and it is no longer restricted to Microsoft’s corporate domain name infrastructure. Windows Live ID users can access and download Metro style apps. The leaked images appear to show a number of Microsoft’s existing demo applications for Windows 8. The software maker previously revealed a number of new Windows Store details last week, including a partnership with Disney.
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.
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