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Microsoft has announced that third party app makers that submit apps to its four download store fronts will be required to update their apps within 180 days of being notified of a security issue.
Today, Microsoft announced that its Office and SharePoint Store has expanded to include 22 new markets, enabling developers to make their apps more broadly available to users.
Document template company Docstoc has announced it will begin to sell some of its templates directly to owners of Microsoft's Office 2013 via the software's applications store.
Microsoft's Visual Studio division has launched Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2012, designed to help developers with the creation of apps for Microsoft's Office 365 and Office 2013
Microsoft has said there are now over 200 third party apps available to download for Office 2013 and Office 365 Home Premium users in the Office Store but there's no info yet on download numbers.
In a new blog post, Microsoft talks about how IT administrators can deploy and manage the new Office and SharePoint apps that will be available for Office 2013 users.
Microsoft offered more information on the kinds of apps that can now be downloaded from the Office Store for users of Office 2013 and the new version of SharePoint.
Microsoft has launched the Office Store, allowing Office 2013 preview users to download third party apps created for the software productivity suite, much like the Windows Store for Windows 8.
Microsoft has revealed more about its Office 2013 app plans, along with launching an Office Store service for third party developers to use to sell their apps to Office 2013 users.