Microsoft Accidentally Reveal "App Store"

Written by Tony Ibrahim     18/08/2011 | 01:48 | Category: INDUSTRY

Microsoft has accidentally revealed its team "App Store" in its blog post


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Windows 8: What its Desktop is expected to look like
The best kind of gift is a surprise, and Microsoft has wrapped up a nice one today inadvertently confirming a few things about its upcoming Windows 8. Chief Steven Sinofsky posted a list of teams working on the next gen OS on the Microsoft Developer Network blog, accidentally confirming a Windows 'App store' and according to Slashgear, possibly Kinect integration.

The post was titled "Introducing the team", and was simply meant to make its development process a bit more transparent. Cheers Microsoft.

Sinofsky's post details how the Window's project is vast, and is achieved through various smaller projects working independently, but towards a unified goal. The work is organised into feature teams, with approximately 35-40 being employed.

The kicker is the Sinofsky has revealed a team is dedicated to "App store", rousing suspicion whether or not it will replace its former marketplace with something a little more Apple.

Additionally, there's a feature team named "Human Interaction Platform", sounding like a feature facilitated by Microsoft's hugely popular Kinect motion controller.

It's plausible, considering Kinect technology is being used in the enterprise world, medical industry, and classrooms.

Read: Microsofts Xbox Hitting Classrooms, Offices and Hospitals

If so, this looks like evidence that Microsoft is designing Windows 8 to offer a more interactive, and ultimately immersive experience. 

Here is the complete list of Feature teams: 

"App Compatibility and Device Compatibility
App Store
Applications and Media Experience
App Experience
Core Experience Evolved
Device Connectivity
Devices & Networking Experience
Ecosystem Fundamentals
Engineer Desktop
Engineering System
Enterprise Networking
Global Experience
Graphics Platform
Hardware Developer Experience
Human Interaction Platform
Hyper-V
In Control of Your PC
Kernel Platform
Licensing and Deployment
Media Platform
Networking Core
Performance
Presentation and Composition
Reliability, Security, and Privacy
Runtime Experience
Search, View, and Command
Security & Identity
Storage & Files Systems
Sustained Engineering
Telemetry
User-Centered Experience
Windows Online
Windows Update
Wireless and Networking services
XAML"