Bytes by MSDN: Windows Store

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Ted Dworkin and Tim Huckaby discuss “the most significant opportunity in history for developers” – Windows 8.  Learn how the Windows Store was designed and developed to support this unprecedented opportunity.  App names are being reserved.  Visit GenerationApp for design tips and development tools to help get your app to market.

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About Ted

Ted Dworkin is Partner Director of Program Management for the Windows Store and He joined Microsoft in 1994 in what was then the Consumer Division, working for 7 years on Encarta educational products as they transitioned from CD to DVD to the Web. He has worked in Windows since 2001, always in areas related to web services and experiences. Outside of work, he spends as much time as possible with his wife and three children, trains for triathlons in the wee hours, and is on the board of, a non-profit writing and homework support center for kids. Prior to joining Microsoft, Ted worked for Gary Larson, creator of The Far Side, an internationally syndicated cartoon.

About Tim

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Tim Huckaby is focused on the Natural User Interface (NUI) in Rich Client and Rich Internet Application (RIA) Technologies like Silverlight & WPF on the computer, the Surface, and Windows Phone 7. He has been called a "Pioneer of the Smart Client Revolution" by the press.

Tim has been awarded multiple times for the highest rated Keynote and technical presentations for Microsoft and numerous other technology conferences around the world by Microsoft Corporation. Tim has done presentations on Microsoft technologies at technology events like Microsoft Tech Ed, Product Launch events, Dev Days, MEC, World Wide Partner Conference, MGB, MGX, and the PDC, along with 3rd party technology conferences all over the world is consistently rated in the top 10% of all speakers at these events. Tim was selected by Microsoft as a speaker for the International .NET Association and speaks at events world-wide on Microsoft's behalf. Tim has done keynote demos at big Microsoft events and product launches for numerous Microsoft executives including Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer.

Tim founded InterKnowlogy, experts in Microsoft .NET and Microsoft Platforms, and Actus Interactive Software, and has 25+ years experience including serving on a Microsoft product team as a development lead on an architecture team. Tim is a Microsoft Regional Director, an MVP and serves on multiple Microsoft councils and boards like the Microsoft .NET Partner Advisory Council.

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The Discussion

  • User profile image

    I have the following problem with the Windows 8 Store:
    I've been going back to the Win8 Store daily and it has said there are 88 new applications now for a long time.  I have to scroll through the list and try and figure out what is REALLY new and what is that which I have already seen.  I have no idea where the new apps will appear at the beginning, end or scattered in the list.  When I go to the list I only want to see what is new since the last time I looked.
    ...and if I go on holidays and come back and there have been 200 hundred new apps added... I don't want to see just the last 100 I want to page through all since the last time I looked... I do not want to miss any.

  • User profile image

    Hi Bydia,

    I have passed the feedback on the 100 to the product team.
    Trying to better understand the comment on 88.  Where do you see that number?? 

    I assume you are running RTM version of the OS, right?


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