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Microsoft unwraps digital gift cards for the Windows Store and Xbox Store

There's a new Microsoft site selling digital gift cards for the holidays. Over the weekend Microsoft launched the Digital Gift Cards app for Windows Phone. This app allows you to buy and send digital gift cards for the Windows and Xbox Stores. Now you can buy those digital gift cards with or...
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Microsoft combines Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone app policies, reveals code of conduct

Microsoft has combined its app policies for both Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone apps into one place on its website as part of an effort to make them more clear for app creators to understand. Microsoft announced the changes in a blog post, which will affect any app developer who wants to...
First public Kinect apps for Windows 8.1 launched in Windows Store

First public Kinect apps for Windows 8.1 launched in Windows Store

Alongside the launch of the new Xbox One Kinect sensor adapter for Windows 8 and 8.1 PC, Microsoft has also announced that the first public Modern apps that make use of the Kinect hardware are now available for download in the Windows Store. One of the apps, Kinect Evolution, is published by...

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Over 560,000 apps are now in the Windows and Windows Phone stores

Over 560,000 apps are now in the Windows and Windows Phone stores

Microsoft has updated its official combined number of Modern apps that are currently available in its Windows and Windows Phone stores to over 560,000 apps. This compares to the 527,000 apps that Microsoft said were available from both stores back in November. The updated statistic was...
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Microsoft offers some encouraging stats about 2014's Windows Store downloads and sales

Even as Microsoft gets ready to launch Windows 10 in 2015, the company is taking a quick look back at the improvements it has seen on its Windows Store in the past year. In a blog post today, Todd Brix, Microsoft's General Manager of its Windows Apps and Store Team, stated: "We began the...
Microsoft entices developers this holiday season to build more apps

Microsoft entices developers this holiday season to build more apps

Microsoft is showing how valuable the Windows platform is as it tells developers that it anticipates roughly $100 million of Windows Store gift cards will be available this holidays for use on Windows, Windows Phone, and Xbox digital content. The company says that during the holiday season,...
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Microsoft unwraps digital gift cards for the Windows Store and Xbox Store

There's a new Microsoft site selling digital gift cards for the holidays. Over the weekend Microsoft launched the Digital Gift Cards app for Windows Phone. This app allows you to buy and send digital gift cards for the Windows and Xbox Stores. Now you can buy those digital gift cards with or...
Digital Gift Cards app lets you give the gift of apps

Microsoft's Digital Gift Cards app lets you give the gift of apps, games

Don't know what to give friends or family this holiday or for any other special occasion? Microsoft is making it easy with a Digital Gift Cards app that will let you send a gift card in various denominations to your loved ones so that they can redeem the amount to purchase apps, movies, music, or...
Microsoft wants a bigger cut of the revenue from Windows developers

Microsoft wants a bigger cut of the revenue from Windows developers

Developers building apps for Microsoft's Windows Store could potentially earn less money starting January 1, 2015. A change to the App Developer Agreement that takes effect next year would take away an appealing incentive for developing for Windows as developers could earn less money selling apps...
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Microsoft combines Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone app policies, reveals code of conduct

Microsoft has combined its app policies for both Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone apps into one place on its website as part of an effort to make them more clear for app creators to understand. Microsoft announced the changes in a blog post, which will affect any app developer who wants to...
First public Kinect apps for Windows 8.1 launched in Windows Store

First public Kinect apps for Windows 8.1 launched in Windows Store

Alongside the launch of the new Xbox One Kinect sensor adapter for Windows 8 and 8.1 PC, Microsoft has also announced that the first public Modern apps that make use of the Kinect hardware are now available for download in the Windows Store. One of the apps, Kinect Evolution, is published by...
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Deleted Microsoft blog post claims Windows 10 to support desktop apps and more in Windows Store

A blog post from a Microsoft employee that was later deleted this week seems to confirm that the Windows Store in Windows 10 will include many more features, including direct purchase and download access to traditional desktop applications (x86/x64) and more types of content besides just Modern...
Microsoft takes the consumer side in new policy changes to address misleading apps

Microsoft takes the consumer side in new policy changes to banish misleading apps

Microsoft had recently undergone quite a bit of criticism recently for the inflated number of apps in the Windows Store, a few of which were confusing and misleading. Well, it seems that Microsoft has heard the moans of consumers and developers alike and the Windows-maker is addressing those...

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