Licensing apps

In this post, we describe the principles and design of the Windows Store app licensing model. We approached app licensing with the goals of providing flexibility and simplicity in how customers access their apps, while also protecting the developer’s investment in building those apps. Alwin Vyhmeister, a program manager on the Store’s identity and licensing…


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…