We’ve known about Microsoft planning a Windows App Store to distribute desktop apps. The rumors began before Apple announced their App Store for Mac. The Windows App Store is expected to debut with Windows 8 and at the currently ongoing Sinfosky interview at the annual All Things D conference, an image shared by This Is My Next has confirmed the Store and the icon.
This is the first time Microsoft is showing their metro based Windows 8 interface to the public:
Microsoft has already applied to trademark the icon. Here’s the trademark image:
More details on Windows 8 will follow.
Here’s a higher resolution image of the Metro based Windows 8 (for tablet) interface (Courtesy ATD):