Today, in San Francisco California, Microsoft revealed more details about itís upcoming application store.
On hand for the event were Windows President Steven Sinofsky and Windows Web Services VP Antoine Leblond.
Here are some of the more significant highlights:
■ Microsoft will allow developers and vendors to offer free trials of their software.
■ Disney was the first partner mentioned.
■ You will be able to convert your game from a trial version to a paid version seamlessly.
■ Applications in the store will be exposed and visible on all major search engines.
■ Internet Explorer 10 will have a linked button to apps in the store.
■ Another mention of the number of PCís worldwide (1.25 Billion).
■ They are plugging the amount of Windows 7 PCís (500 million) , much higher than the competition.
■ Picture of the Windows Store in China.
Windows Store China - Credit AllthingsD
■ There will be a localized version of the store in all languages supported by Microsoft.
■ The top 40 markets will have local pricing.
■ Developers will be paid in 20 different currencies.
■ Metro apps will have to be sold through the Windows Store, with the exception of enterprise applications.
■ Microsoft will be using a more hands off approach than the Apple and seem to indicate that they will take less for that transactions performed by the store than Apple will.
* Stay tuned for more on that *