Windows 8 apps officially named Windows Store Apps

Yesterday it was reported that the official name of applications purchased from the Windows 8 Store was Windows 8 Store Applications. However, this name is rather long and not the brightest of names. A report by Engadget now states that the Microsoft executive was not informed of the exact terminology, and the official name of these applications is ‘Windows Store Apps’.

As per a report by Engadget, the author Brian Heater states, “It happens all the time -- someone misspoke. During an address at Build yesterday, a Microsoft employee told a crowd that the company has taken to calling its apps "Windows 8 Store Applications." Turns out that's not quite right -- the proper terminology is the slightly more elegant "Windows Store apps," as per a note from a Redmond spokesperson. So there you go. No more Metro, no more "Windows 8 Store applications" -- just plain, old "Windows Store apps."

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The official name is Windows Store Apps


The Windows 8 Store is a digital distribution platform for Microsoft apps. It acts as a store for accessing software for the Windows 8 operating system. The apps available here are either paid or free, and their prices range from $1.49 to $999.

On October 26, Windows 8 hit the shelves worldwide. The new OS includes a new user interface (UI) and a range of applications. In collaboration with hardware partners, Microsoft made more than a 1,000 certified PCs and tablets, including Microsoft Surface, available for the launch of Windows 8 — making it the best line-up of PCs ever across the Windows 8 and Windows RT ecosystem.

“We have reimagined Windows and the result is a stunning lineup of new PCs,” said Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. “Windows 8 brings together the best of the PC and the tablet. It works perfect for work and play and it is alive with your world. Every one of our customers will find a PC that they will absolutely love".

At retail stores, Windows 8 will be available in two primary versions — Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro, as well as Windows 8 Enterprise for large organisations. Launched at the same time was a new member of the Windows family, Windows RT, which is designed for ARM-based tablets and is pre-installed on new devices. In addition to Microsoft Office 2013, Windows RT is designed exclusively for apps in the new Windows Store. Windows 8 features the new Start screen that gives people quick access to the apps and content they use the most. It also features an entirely new Internet Explorer 10 designed for touch and built-in cloud capabilities with SkyDrive.

In addition to the range of new Windows-based devices available, customers can also upgrade their existing PCs. Till the end of January, customers currently running PCs with Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7 are qualified to download an upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for an estimated retail price of Rs 1,999 And eligible Windows 7 PCs purchased between June 2, 2012, and January 31, 2013, in more than 140 markets can download an upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for an estimated retail price of Rs 800 with the Windows Upgrade Offer, available here.

Published Date: Nov 01, 2012 12:06 pm | Updated Date: Nov 01, 2012 12:06 pm