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Friday, December 12, 2014

1528. What;'s in the Windows store?

A lot of people are upgrading to Windows 81. and they are finding on their Start Screen a Tile for the Windows Store. Most people don't know what it is or why they should go there. Can you explain what they will find there and what they will use it for? 

Even though Microsoft is a little late to the party, The Microsoft’s Store is just like the Apple and Google stores. When you purchase a new Windows 8.1 computer you really want to log into the Microsoft Store from the start. The Windows 8.1 startup provides you with dialogs that walk you through this task.

You can use an email address of your own or if you already have a Microsoft email address like,, Hotmail,com and Or can sign up with a new Microsoft email as well.

Once you sign up you can connect to the MS tore by just clicking a Tile on the Start screen. Your Microsoft licenses will all be managed at the store like Office 2013 and all of the “Modern” applications.

Be aware of counterfit application on the MS store. Microsoft store had initially a lot of “bad” applications that were meant to look like legitimate applications but were counterfit. They have cleaned up this mess and are now very aggressive monitoring bad programs downloading from the store. Apple and Google had similar problems but they have also cleaned up the problems.

If you have a new Windows 8.1 computer or plan to get one you will want to visit the Microsoft store and look around for some great new products and applications.

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