Microsoft’s Windows 8 app store is likely to be named Windows Store, according to reports.
The software giant’s much talked about Windows Store will make an appearance in Windows 8 with a brand new logo. Mswin has discovered a Windows Store service in the latest leaked copy of Windows 8, build 7955. The app store will likely be HTML5 based and deliver applications straight to the users desktops from Microsoft’s Azure Cloud. Applications from Microsoft’s Windows Store will sync across any Windows Live linked PCs, allowing users to roam apps and settings across multiple desktops and laptops.
Microsoft is understood to be creating the ability to sync Windows settings into the cloud. The software giant will allow desktop wallpapers, language profiles, applications settings and more to sync to the cloud. Microsoft’s Windows Store will also fit into the company’s “Online ID” to roam across multiple machines. Microsoft is currently building cloud settings sync integration into the next generation of Windows. Earlier this week, details of a control panel item for “Roaming Options” were discovered under User Accounts. Further evidence of Microsoft’s Online ID integration surfaced in the form of an out-of-box-experience (OOBE) dialog screen. The screen details the Windows account options setup screen that allows Windows 8 users to link their Online ID to the computer or simply create a local account.
Microsoft is currently working on various Windows 8 features and is expected to deliver an early copy to developers at its Windows Developer Conference (WDC) in September. Here’s a round-up of the latest Windows 8 news:
- Windows 8: Android-like pattern logon screen demo
- Windows 8: Immersive Tablet tile UI and PDF reader revealed
- Windows 8 Metro UI welcome screen and Ribbon screenshots leak
- Portable Workspace allows you to run Windows from a USB device
- Microsoft switches to Black Screen Of Death (BSoD) for Windows 8
- Windows 8: History Vault user interface revealed
- Windows 8: Black Screen of Death (BSoD) captured on video
- Windows 8: User account roaming settings over Windows Live Cloud revealed
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