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Microsoft demonstrated Windows Store

Microsoft in a special event revealed some official details about its new online store Windows Store, whose support will be built in the coming operating system, Windows 8 . It is reported that the portal Windows Store, users can find and purchase media content and software, and the online store will be executed in the style of Windows 8 “tile” interface like the Metro UI, which should facilitate the use of them with tablet PCs.

Note that in Windows Store there will be new content from Disney studio, digital books and magazines, plus games like Cut the Rope. To search the catalog will be the built-in functionality of Bing, with which it will be easy to find fresh content in addition to the placed in the online store applications will be adding links to descriptions. In order to sell applications in Windows Store, developers must purchase an annual subscription costs $ 49 for individuals and $ 99 for businesses.

There is also a mechanism for integrating applications with the shopping site companies, built directly into the structure of Windows Store. Add that along with programs for ordinary consumers in the catalog online store will be available and applications for the corporate sector, which should appeal to business users. Developers can set the price for their applications in the range of $ 1.49 to $ 5, using an increment of 50 cents. At higher prices, this value increases.

The share of Microsoft in the price of the purchased software will be the standard 30 percent, however, for particularly successful developers, whose sales reached a level of $ 25 000, this figure drops to 20 percent. Running Windows Store is scheduled for late February 2012, that is, simultaneously with the debut of a public beta version of Windows 8 , and in its catalog at first will only free applications.

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