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Windows 8 Will Have An App Store

Talk of a Windows 8 app store has swirled around our feet like the approaching fall leaves (there’s something about operating systems that gets me all poetic), but Microsoft’s never broached the subject–until now, on their new blog.

It’s back to the Windows Live Division President, Steven Sinofsky, that we go, who introduced the core team of engineers working on next year’s release. Running through the list of teams, Sinofsky included an app store team, along with app compatibility and device compatibility; applications and media experience, and app experience. It’s that first one which intrigues as the most, as it’s the first time Microsoft has pretty much confirmed the existence of an app store in the next iteration of Windows.

Ars Technica has a good explanation of some of the responsibilities of the various teams, if you’re at all interested. [Windows 8 blog via Ars Technica]

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