Feature Spotlight: Search

Windows 8 contains powerful new technologies that Windows Store apps can take advantage of. These technologies not only provide a great user experience, but also drive engagement with your apps. Over the next few months we will feature several of these technologies, and show why they can make a difference for your business. To begin,…


Linking to your apps on the web

In previous posts, we’ve talked about the unprecedented opportunity the Windows Store presents for developers, and all the ways customers can discover apps from within the Windows Store. We know that customers also look for apps via the web. In this post, Russell Wolf, a program manager on the Store Services team, describes three features…

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Designing the Windows Store user experience

We’ve had the opportunity to demo aspects of the Store experience at a few recent events—at our //build/ conference, at the Store Preview event, and then just last week at CES. We thought it would be helpful at this point to describe the full Store customer experience for browsing and searching the catalog, as well…