Chapter 5: Taking Control of the Windows Store
In This Chapter
Getting the lowdown on Windows Store apps
Exploring the Windows Store
Updating your Store accounts and preferences
If you’re familiar with buying programs in the Apple App Store, you already know about 90 percent of the procedures you’ll find in the Windows Store.
Microsoft’s Windows Store launched simultaneously with the release of Windows 8. The Windows Store is a big, extensible, very usable source of new programs for the tiled Metro side of your Windows computer. There are even apps that run on the desktop side, too — although they’re very few and far between.
Apps make or break any computer these days, and Microsoft knows it. That’s why you find some popular apps in the Windows Store — it’s good for you, and good for Microsoft, over and above the 30 percent commission Microsoft makes on every sale.