Evidence of Windows Store in Windows 8 build 7955 surfaces

For the past few weeks, there were a few shots of Windows 8's App Store circulating on the Internet. Unfortunately, most of them were fake. Some took on an appearance similar to this screenshot. A quick discovery conducted shortly after the image surfaced showed that the webpage was, in fact, this Chinese webpage on AppMarts.com. There was also this mockup that surfaced earlier this year on Neowin's forums. Most of the mockups looked very similar to the following image:

While we still don't have images of the real Windows Store, we now have confirmation of its existence in Windows 8. As spotted on the Russian blog MSWin.me (via Compixels), the author AngelWZT discovered references to Windows Store in the WinSxS folder in build 7955. The files are cleverly hidden in MSHelpUI.dll, of which this rough sketch of a possible Windows Store logo exists. The logo is currently a monotone variation of the Microsoft Store logo.

In addition, Compixels found more references in WSService.dll and WSSync.dll. The files are for the Windows Store Service and Licensing Sync Client, respectively. In the description for the Windows Store Service, it states:

Provides infrastructure support for Windows Store. This service is started on demand and if disabled applications bought using Windows Store will not behave correctly.

It appears that Windows Store will function in a very similar manner to current digital rights management schemes such as that used by Steam, where purchased products will not function without the presence of a background service that verifies a user's license to the product.

Image Credits: Compixels MSWin, and Geek

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Great more bloat. If there is one valid criticism of Windows is that if you disable feature A, unrelated feature B will not work. Probably if you disable the App Store, you will loose your internet connection or something like that.

Udedenkz said,
Great more bloat. If there is one valid criticism of Windows is that if you disable feature A, unrelated feature B will not work. Probably if you disable the App Store, you will loose your internet connection or something like that.

Spot on Mate!

Udedenkz said,
Great more bloat. If there is one valid criticism of Windows is that if you disable feature A, unrelated feature B will not work. Probably if you disable the App Store, you will loose your internet connection or something like that.

Well its been said that the app store is cloud based and as such will exist very little in Windows 8, im looking forward to it, would be great to see all the good apps in one place and whether Microsoft will have a team approving apps.

Udedenkz said,
Great more bloat. If there is one valid criticism of Windows is that if you disable feature A, unrelated feature B will not work. Probably if you disable the App Store, you will loose your internet connection or something like that.

Talk about a gross overexaggeration of things. Win7 ships with many background services off, they only run when YOU need them to or turn something on yourself that needs them. Infact MS cut down on the number of services that run automatic in win7 vs Vista.

Seriously who cares? Do you have an old P3 from 2000 or something? No one cares if 1 or 2 background services run on todays hardware, no one will even notice. But if you want to nitpick it, start up the services control and turn things to manual or off if you feel like it, it's not like they stop you from doing it.

OH and "bloat" for you doesn't mean that's the case for others. I use photoshop to do basic work and haven't messed with probably half of the things it can do but do I moan that it's bloated and that they should be dropped becasue I don't use them? No, because I know others probably do use them. This whole bloat argument is a tired one, we're not pressed for hardware like in the 90's.

Udedenkz said,
Great more bloat. If there is one valid criticism of Windows is that if you disable feature A, unrelated feature B will not work. Probably if you disable the App Store, you will loose your internet connection or something like that.

With every windows or mac version people post comments like this. Really come one more "bloat" isn't the whole point of new operating systems to add new features not remove them? I mean Windows could manage service better in some areas but come on what kind of computer are you running? Do people really think that new operating systems will ship with less services these days? I guess if you want ultra minimal windows you could run Windows 3.1 or Windows 98

Udedenkz said,
Great more bloat. If there is one valid criticism of Windows is that if you disable feature A, unrelated feature B will not work. Probably if you disable the App Store, you will loose your internet connection or something like that.

Examples of this, or just spouting random nonsense again? I'm just waiting for the claim of "I blocked Notepad, now I can't access the network." Makes about as much sense. [sarcasm]I mean, gosh, I disable say Cron and all of a sudden my scheduled tasks in Linux broke, WTF?!? [/sarcasm] Of course if you go randomly disable stuff that you don't understand it tends to break things.. that they always seem to forget that other OS's have services too. What's the problem again?

Another sad feature in Vista & 7 is the copy-paste and delete.
It is quite disappointing to see an old computer running XP, performing these basics tasks quicker than a new computer running Vista/7.

Wonder if they are going to make it even slower in windows 8 (yeah, how about dropping it by another 10% so that our users can get to see our wonderful animation while they are copying or deleting files. Yeah sounds good team! Great Idea! let's do it). LOL

Milind Bandekar said,
Another sad feature in Vista & 7 is the copy-paste and delete.
It is quite disappointing to see an old computer running XP, performing these basics tasks quicker than a new computer running Vista/7.

Wonder if they are going to make it even slower in windows 8 (yeah, how about dropping it by another 10% so that our users can get to see our wonderful animation while they are copying or deleting files. Yeah sounds good team! Great Idea! let's do it). LOL

What the hell are you going on about? I copy and delete files off of my system all the time and don't see any dialog box unless i'm copying/movies files between HDDs because you know, then it's ACTUALLY MOVING DATA.

Stop bitching for the sake of bitching.

GP007 said,

What the hell are you going on about? I copy and delete files off of my system all the time and don't see any dialog box unless i'm copying/movies files between HDDs because you know, then it's ACTUALLY MOVING DATA.

Stop bitching for the sake of bitching.

Ignore him. his posts clearly tells that he is a troll.

One good example of a worthless service running in the background is 'windows search', it takes a ton of your system's Memory and delivers 'bullsh1t' in return.

If MS were to copy something from Apple I wish they copied the entire Spotlight features and functions. That would make me stop hunting for 3rd party software. I prefer using this search program called 'Everything' which i think is by far the best!

So instead of cutting down on unnecessary services running in the background they are adding more and more. Wonderful! lol

Milind Bandekar said,
So instead of cutting down on unnecessary services running in the background they are adding more and more. Wonderful! lol

I never get these comments
Its not really a problem these days unless your running a computer from 10+ years ago. Honestly how much performance do you think this impacts. Face it already Windows is never going to be reducing instead they will be adding more and more features.

Milind Bandekar said,
So instead of cutting down on unnecessary services running in the background they are adding more and more. Wonderful! lol
That way of thinking is from years ago, with Win98 and WinXP.

Today, with computers at least 4 years old, Windows 7 can be ran with all the default services and processes without any noticeable performance hit, or more importantly, the amount performance you could gain by doing that is very low.

Sure, you can slim down the services list disabling many (I sitll like to tweak the services/processes but not that much anymore) but it really isn't necessary. The same should apply to Windows 8...

wv@gt said,

I never get these comments
Its not really a problem these days unless your running a computer from 10+ years ago. Honestly how much performance do you think this impacts. Face it already Windows is never going to be reducing instead they will be adding more and more features.

It's obvious that they are not going to cut down on any features and they shouldn't. On the contrary they are going to add tons more. But they could improve the way these services are managed and run.

Instead of having all the stupid services running in the background and each of them taking some portion of your RAM & CPU constantly, they could make these services function as an 'On Demand/request only' basis and shut off when not necessary or as soon as the Application is closed. There are like 18 svchost.exe services running in windows 7 already. I wouldn't doubt for a sec if they were to get doubled in windows 8. LOL

My point here is, performance and system response should be Microsoft's target in windows 8. Doesn't matter how high end hardware people may have, Microsoft has to be very efficient in their new OS for people to stay with it or even businesses for that matter. This is exactly where Apple is dominating at the moment with their Mac OS and iOS. It's all about reducing the impact of unnecessary background services on the system and in turn offering better battery life and better performance for the application in focus/in use.

Windows is already a garbage with registry and pretty soon services are gonna add to it. No wonder people are switching to MAC. I might be one of them soon.

ajua said,
That way of thinking is from years ago, with Win98 and WinXP.

Today, with computers at least 4 years old, Windows 7 can be ran with all the default services and processes without any noticeable performance hit, or more importantly, the amount performance you could gain by doing that is very low.

Sure, you can slim down the services list disabling many (I sitll like to tweak the services/processes but not that much anymore) but it really isn't necessary. The same should apply to Windows 8...

I agree with you and I do manage services from the services console all the time to make windows run better as per my needs but people should not have to do that the first place. Not everyone is aware of the services console and not many are even sure of which service affects what. For what I think, this argument is going to turn redundant and at the end of the day the user is still going to be a sufferer.

Milind Bandekar said,

It's obvious that they are not going to cut down on any features and they shouldn't. On the contrary they are going to add tons more. But they could improve the way these services are managed and run.

Instead of having all the stupid services running in the background and each of them taking some portion of your RAM & CPU constantly, they could make these services function as an 'On Demand/request only' basis and shut off when not necessary or as soon as the Application is closed. There are like 18 svchost.exe services running in windows 7 already. I wouldn't doubt for a sec if they were to get doubled in windows 8. LOL

My point here is, performance and system response should be Microsoft's target in windows 8. Doesn't matter how high end hardware people may have, Microsoft has to be very efficient in their new OS for people to stay with it or even businesses for that matter. This is exactly where Apple is dominating at the moment with their Mac OS and iOS. It's all about reducing the impact of unnecessary background services on the system and in turn offering better battery life and better performance for the application in focus/in use.

Windows is already a garbage with registry and pretty soon services are gonna add to it. No wonder people are switching to MAC. I might be one of them soon.

then switch and shut up? all yoru comments are really crap. about the search and copy paste?... if you think you will get better stuff in osx then go for it. my friend have a mac and its really frustrating, she likes windows more, she thinks windows is better and when she gets money she will get a nice windows laptop. she got it because she was studying graphic design, of course marketing is stupid and made her take a bad decision... but its my/her experience, thats why i like windows, besides im a gamer... i play tons of videogames, most are windows only, besides to design in 3d I use 3dsmax... again windows only. and then i get more software in windows than she gets in mac... because what i think its... OS its that.. an operating system, and it doesnt work for anything else but installing my software (which i use for working, so it only works to sun my software to work) and run games, becuase i got my computer and i upgrade stuff to it, so i can install alot of stuff on it without saying " bla bla slowed down"... do you know 3d design?... do you know it adds more services in the background? and it slows down the computer, not really. but it works for licenses and help network rendering and such. my comp before, was slow, its still slow. it doesn't run like this.. why? because its old. so good for you if you think windows sucks bla bla. but i see alot of people using windows more than osx in mac.... so your argument its wrong. they just want a pretty laptop. my friend play videogames with me so she installs windows, like alot of people. it doesn't run perfect, the computer shuts down sometimes, sometimes lines appear. but she ends up using windows more because of me and videogames and some software like expression studio stuff.

so if you think you will get the best with osx, then get one... maybe you already have one, but still keep posting crap million times. because honestly if you dont like something, then dont use it...
sometimes people need to "grow up" its not like you will die because windows search or whatever is running in background.....

EmilyTheStrange said,

then switch and shut up? all yoru comments are really crap. about the search and copy paste?... if you think you will get better stuff in osx then go for it. my friend have a mac and its really frustrating, she likes windows more, she thinks windows is better and when she gets money she will get a nice windows laptop. she got it because she was studying graphic design, of course marketing is stupid and made her take a bad decision... but its my/her experience, thats why i like windows, besides im a gamer... i play tons of videogames, most are windows only, besides to design in 3d I use 3dsmax... again windows only. and then i get more software in windows than she gets in mac... because what i think its... OS its that.. an operating system, and it doesnt work for anything else but installing my software (which i use for working, so it only works to sun my software to work) and run games, becuase i got my computer and i upgrade stuff to it, so i can install alot of stuff on it without saying " bla bla slowed down"... do you know 3d design?... do you know it adds more services in the background? and it slows down the computer, not really. but it works for licenses and help network rendering and such. my comp before, was slow, its still slow. it doesn't run like this.. why? because its old. so good for you if you think windows sucks bla bla. but i see alot of people using windows more than osx in mac.... so your argument its wrong. they just want a pretty laptop. my friend play videogames with me so she installs windows, like alot of people. it doesn't run perfect, the computer shuts down sometimes, sometimes lines appear. but she ends up using windows more because of me and videogames and some software like expression studio stuff.

so if you think you will get the best with osx, then get one... maybe you already have one, but still keep posting crap million times. because honestly if you dont like something, then dont use it...
sometimes people need to "grow up" its not like you will die because windows search or whatever is running in background.....

Hey KID, stop blabbering.
If you don't know what the discussion is about then DON'T comment.
As of 3D rendering. I'm sure you can still run it on mac if need be, but considering that there are better alternatives on Mac not many find 3DS MAX necessary. Besides, Mac is sort of an Industry standard for Design and Animation by default.

As of PC gaming, I think it's going down day by day. Console gaming is picking up.
PC gaming is quite limited primarily to the Graphics Card and other hardware one can have or will be capable of running future games. Hence the downfall. Plus the money needed to have one and constant upgrades.

Besides, features like copy-paste-delete performance, real-time backup, search, photo & video & audio editing and productivity tools in Mac are centuries ahead in comparison to Windows

So all yours and your friend's reasoning is of no good to the rest of the world.
Maybe your friend is just as dumb as you and doesn't know how to use a computer.

You are right, maybe she should sell her Mac and you both should go and play some PC games for the rest of your life.

Milind Bandekar said,
So instead of cutting down on unnecessary services running in the background they are adding more and more. Wonderful! lol

These services run when needed, lots of them do. If you start the app store it's background services will run, nothing that's a problem. 1 more small dll stored in todays PC's that have 4-8GB of ram and quad core cpu's won't make a difference.

Milind Bandekar said,

Hey KID, stop blabbering.
If you don't know what the discussion is about then DON'T comment.
As of 3D rendering. I'm sure you can still run it on mac if need be, but considering that there are better alternatives on Mac not many find 3DS MAX necessary. Besides, Mac is sort of an Industry standard for Design and Animation by default.

As of PC gaming, I think it's going down day by day. Console gaming is picking up.
PC gaming is quite limited primarily to the Graphics Card and other hardware one can have or will be capable of running future games. Hence the downfall. Plus the money needed to have one and constant upgrades.

Besides, features like copy-paste-delete performance, real-time backup, search, photo & video & audio editing and productivity tools in Mac are centuries ahead in comparison to Windows

So all yours and your friend's reasoning is of no good to the rest of the world.
Maybe your friend is just as dumb as you and doesn't know how to use a computer.

You are right, maybe she should sell her Mac and you both should go and play some PC games for the rest of your life.


Go away, troll.

Milind Bandekar said,

Hey KID, stop blabbering.
If you don't know what the discussion is about then DON'T comment.
As of 3D rendering. I'm sure you can still run it on mac if need be, but considering that there are better alternatives on Mac not many find 3DS MAX necessary. Besides, Mac is sort of an Industry standard for Design and Animation by default.

As of PC gaming, I think it's going down day by day. Console gaming is picking up.
PC gaming is quite limited primarily to the Graphics Card and other hardware one can have or will be capable of running future games. Hence the downfall. Plus the money needed to have one and constant upgrades.

Besides, features like copy-paste-delete performance, real-time backup, search, photo & video & audio editing and productivity tools in Mac are centuries ahead in comparison to Windows

So all yours and your friend's reasoning is of no good to the rest of the world.
Maybe your friend is just as dumb as you and doesn't know how to use a computer.

You are right, maybe she should sell her Mac and you both should go and play some PC games for the rest of your life.

You need to grow up.

Milind Bandekar said,

Hey KID, stop blabbering.
If you don't know what the discussion is about then DON'T comment.
As of 3D rendering. I'm sure you can still run it on mac if need be, but considering that there are better alternatives on Mac not many find 3DS MAX necessary. Besides, Mac is sort of an Industry standard for Design and Animation by default.

As of PC gaming, I think it's going down day by day. Console gaming is picking up.
PC gaming is quite limited primarily to the Graphics Card and other hardware one can have or will be capable of running future games. Hence the downfall. Plus the money needed to have one and constant upgrades.

Besides, features like copy-paste-delete performance, real-time backup, search, photo & video & audio editing and productivity tools in Mac are centuries ahead in comparison to Windows

So all yours and your friend's reasoning is of no good to the rest of the world.
Maybe your friend is just as dumb as you and doesn't know how to use a computer.

You are right, maybe she should sell her Mac and you both should go and play some PC games for the rest of your life.

Calm down KID, im Graphics designer, Concept artist and 3D Modeler ( Both covers 3D and graphics field ) and we USE " Windows ". got it? Windows, we have macs in our Studio and we only use it for some FCP projects, nothing more, all photoshop, illustrator, maya, 3ds max, blender, and other graphics work is done on Windows or linux ( for blender ). so STFU when you dont know something. Its just marketing, maybe Macs were better for graphics back in time, but now, there is no difference.

wv@gt said,

Its not really a problem these days unless your running a computer from 10+ years ago.

Well, I found an old computer (9 years old) that wasn't used anymore at home and it runs W7

Milind Bandekar said,

Windows is already a garbage with registry and pretty soon services are gonna add to it. No wonder people are switching to MAC. I might be one of them soon.

A) It's Mac, which is short for Macintosh. It's not MAC. I don't know what people think Mac is an acronym for Macintosh.

B) Mac OS isn't immune to background services. See http://cl.ly/6NpN

Milind Bandekar said,
Windows is already a garbage with registry and pretty soon services are gonna add to it. No wonder people are switching to MAC. I might be one of them soon.

C) Spoken like someone without a clue in the world. I would kill to have something like the registry when developing on Linux.. nothing more fun than trying to find random configuration files and then dealing with how each one does their own thing. Horrible horrible waste of time and productivity, and a poor design leftover from the ancient history.

Milind Bandekar said,

Hey KID, stop blabbering.
If you don't know what the discussion is about then DON'T comment.
As of 3D rendering. I'm sure you can still run it on mac if need be, but considering that there are better alternatives on Mac not many find 3DS MAX necessary. Besides, Mac is sort of an Industry standard for Design and Animation by default.
blabla bla bla bla bla...........


like i said... you need to grow up. did i insult you? no, before.
you actually said, the search service, AND 4 stupid comments you wrote, like the registry one, about the app store service, about windows 8 in general about how *amazing* mac is for you, but still you comment in a windows 8 news article... and you posted all those 4 comments (or more, dont know) like if edit button didnt exist...

and like i said if you have an old computer of course background services will slow down no matter what you do.... disabling or not services dont help anything.

BUT you are obviously a troll. and about mac... i just said, if you want to change then change, microsoft wont go to your door and beg you to come back.
and about 3d i just said... if you obviously know about it, you know it installs background services which run always on background... because they are license ones... they eat ram and they eat cpu? of course. but obviously it doesn't slow down anything. you just want to troll and make stuff up in your stupid little world.
I use windows for work and gaming... and you say its dying pc gaming? see, dumb... you are the dumb, not my friend or me... you are the idiot who believe any **** you make in your stupid mind. ok i will just post this
"Asian Internet cafes to generate $19 billion in 2011 - Report" *sure its dying*
almost all mmorpg from the world are windows only.... or people playing stuff like starcraft on tournamets like "2011 LG Cinema 3D Global StarCraft II League May"...
see how dumb you are?... you dont know what are you talking about
so mac seem better for you, and you seem to know alot about them and call my friend dumb who have it, even i didn't say she doesn't know how to use it, she just gets annoyed for how she cant get software i can on windows compared to her, or how stupid stuff work in mac, besides she needs to install windows for gaming.
but..... if you think mac are better... then why you post in windows news? go find your apple news so maybe you can post "smart" stuff.
not to mention how you dont know anything about calling registry garbage.

Edited by lalalalalalalala, May 1 2011, 6:02pm :

Milind Bandekar said,

Hey KID, stop blabbering.
If you don't know what the discussion is about then DON'T comment.
As of 3D rendering. I'm sure you can still run it on mac if need be, but considering that there are better alternatives on Mac not many find 3DS MAX necessary. Besides, Mac is sort of an Industry standard for Design and Animation by default................

wow.. you again.. you really need to grow up? where in my post i said how stupid and dumb you are. because you are... you talk stuff you dont know about... well what you said in your 4 comments, about the appstore, about search service, about windows 8 in general about how *awesome* are mac for you... were dumb.

about 3dsmax and 3d design it was an example about how it installs background services and they have to always run, and they dont slow down anything, like windows services dont do it either.. it happens if you have a stupid computer you havent upgraded. and i mean +6 years old computer...
and see how dumb you are? obviously you dont know about 3d... like i supposed. go see autodesk showcases, or tutorials... they are almost always done on windows. besides you can get more hardware and software on windows than mac... the only thing you can say its video editing, which doesn't cover my field. But go and find out about korean 3d stuff, you will see 80% of those studios use 3dsmax which as you know its windows only... and better alternatives??... wow... even maya for windows is better than for mac, same as lightwave. softimage which is awesome is linux and windows only... not mac.. BUT sure, *amazing alternatives*

and about gaming... YOU think.. exactly and that means you are dumb. because only becuase you think, it will be true... i will just say this

"Asian Internet cafes to generate $19 billion in 2011 - Report"

does that sound like it is dying or going down? because i see alot of mmorpg, and almost all are windows only.
see how dumb you are and how you dont know what you talking about?...

and like i say, if you want to switch, then switch... do microsoft will go to your door and beg you to use windows (which i doubt you do)? no... because you are nothing. just one stupid person posting stupid commnets. and thinking mac is awesome even you are posting in a windows article. thats why maybe you have to wait for apple news and maybe there you can post "smart" stuff... anyway, with idiots like you who just come and TROLL its hard to have a discussion, specially if you are so dumb that you dont know what you talk about, besides "im switching to mac duuuh im dumb but its all i know because of dumb reasons i dont know about like spotlight features and background services present in my windows... which are nothing to updated computers, or about registry that i dot know what it is, but still i have to post how garbage it is because apple maketing says its garbarge since osx doesnt have something useful like that."

and about who doesnt know what one is talking about... this news is about windows store, and you mentioned search windows, abour registry apple and how some features you think are better, and how windows sucks and you want to switch to mac for how awesome it is... see, you are the one posting crap. and adding alot of crap to this duscussion. and nothing had anything to do with windows store.... of course i replied to all that crap. but with stupid people who are immature its hard to have a discussion...

Do correct me if I'm wrong but with Metro UI popping up.. and now a Market that seems existent in Windows 8, I feel like they're just taking bits and pieces from Windows 7 Phone and Zune and throwing it in Windows 8. I dont like it...

johnnyftw said,
Do correct me if I'm wrong but with Metro UI popping up.. and now a Market that seems existent in Windows 8, I feel like they're just taking bits and pieces from Windows 7 Phone and Zune and throwing it in Windows 8. I dont like it...

Depending on how it all wraps up in the end I can see it go really well, or really bad. I think we can all really see why Ballmer stated that their riskiest best is Windows 8

What what that "help me configure service startup options" thing is. Are normally users really going to go into the service manager? Why are they trying to make it user-friendly? More crap to click though.

Dessimat0r said,
What what that "help me configure service startup options" thing is. Are normally users really going to go into the service manager? Why are they trying to make it user-friendly? More crap to click though.
That's just a link to the help entry; it doesn't contain any functionality. This link isn't new to Windows 8 either--it was introduced in Vista.

bob_c_b said,
I like all the wishful thinking that MS was planning this long ago and they aren't copying Apple. lol

http://windowsmarketplace.com/

Windows Marketplace has existed for a long time now. Now they are just integrating it more into the OS and making it more like the mobile experience.

bob_c_b said,
I like all the wishful thinking that MS was planning this long ago and they aren't copying Apple. lol

your posts always are so smart /s

but yeah you are right because apple was the first making a store... sure... *rolling eyes* sometimes its hard to believe how many of these post you can find in a WINDOWS\MICROSOFT post related... wait for apple bews or something, maybe then you can post *smart* stuff

Well the "marketplace" has been around for years, in previous versions of windows when you click on support or more products or whatever it would lead you to Microsoft website which told you about other products and resellers. A built in OS app store has been long overdue should be good to see this change.

I can speculate stuff like office and other extras will get the green light to be sold on the app store, maybe it will act as a hub and incorporate GfWL as well.

Just before anyone starts flaming about how Microsoft copied this from Apple, I would like to say that this idea was already in development at Microsoft way before even Apple started thinking about putting a store on their desktop operating system.

PlogCF said,
Just before anyone starts flaming about how Microsoft copied this from Apple, I would like to say that this idea was already in development at Microsoft way before even Apple started thinking about putting a store on their desktop operating system.

And you know this how? Not saying I don't agree with your post, but nobody knows.

Jan said,

And you know this how? Not saying I don't agree with your post, but nobody knows.


Agreed with both of your post. Apple never said when they start developing their Mac Store, so lips must be sealed in front of this fact.

PlogCF said,
Just before anyone starts flaming about how Microsoft copied this from Apple, I would like to say that this idea was already in development at Microsoft way before even Apple started thinking about putting a store on their desktop operating system.

Apple did it first and did it the best.

derekaw said,

Apple did it first and did it the best.

First? Yes.
The best? How can you know already? Oh yes you use Time machine to go to the future ..

Cool for the consumer, but tell me how this can be applied and leveraged in the work place! I imagine users saying they want an app, their manager approving the license cost to their budget and then a packaged app being installed. All without machine lists, deployments, and demanding but unrealistic requestors.

Unlikely, but an IT nerd can hope right?

zeke009 said,
Cool for the consumer, but tell me how this can be applied and leveraged in the work place! I imagine users saying they want an app, their manager approving the license cost to their budget and then a packaged app being installed. All without machine lists, deployments, and demanding but unrealistic requestors.

Unlikely, but an IT nerd can hope right?

I doubt this will be used in the workplace. It is more of a consumer program.

zeke009 said,
Cool for the consumer, but tell me how this can be applied and leveraged in the work place! I imagine users saying they want an app, their manager approving the license cost to their budget and then a packaged app being installed. All without machine lists, deployments, and demanding but unrealistic requestors.

Unlikely, but an IT nerd can hope right?

I believe this can be done. with some work with trying to create or establish a simple code/macro to track all purchased software per environment. like monitoring a shadow image that is replicating itself. sure a good amount of memory but establishing a master shadow per designated time/s with established amount to take place.

for example does my past follow my present.

Consumer base is much larger then corporate due to constant changing while corporate follows a predefined segment.

i would seriously consider an online environment if kept to the utmost secure and tight.

zeke009 said,
Cool for the consumer, but tell me how this can be applied and leveraged in the work place! I imagine users saying they want an app, their manager approving the license cost to their budget and then a packaged app being installed. All without machine lists, deployments, and demanding but unrealistic requestors.

Unlikely, but an IT nerd can hope right?


You could do this long before. You could "advertise" programs to users. This creates the shortcuts for these programs in start menu. When user clicks on the shortcut, the application is installed from the company,s server.

AtriusNY said,
As far as I know this was planned long before Apple told their plans about App Store.

Nobody knows for sure - but most likely.

kryten said,
Sounds fair to me. Wondering what apps will be available.

just in the screenshot it shows some, including Majhong, Freecell. which makes me wonder if they are goign to just sell the Striped down version and people customize it with addons for a small nominal fee each app.... which kinda would be cool. but problematic