Barnes and Noble launched its Nook app for Windows 8 in November, combining an eReader with its own in-app store for purchasing eBooks, along with subscriptions to electronic versions of many major newspapers and magazines. However, in order to access the store, you had to sign up for a Barnes and Noble Nook account.
Today, Barnes and Noble launched a new version of the Nook Windows 8 app in the Windows Store that adds the ability to sign into the Nook storefront with a Microsoft account, such as the one used for signing into Skype, Outlook.com and more.
Microsoft and Barnes and Noble are already partners in the Nook Media subsidiary. In a press release, Jamie Iannone, President of Digital Products at Nook Media, stated:
Nook is already the highest-rated reading and digital bookstore app on Windows 8, offering the best reading and shopping experience on Windows 8 PCs and tablets. And now, by enabling simple convenient sign in with a Microsoft account, the Nook app makes reading and shopping even more fun and easy.
There doesn't appear to be any more additions or improvements in this new version of the Nook app other than the Microsoft account support.
Source: Windows Store | Image via Barnes and Noble