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October 26, 2012
Microsoft Store
Microsoft Store cover
Release dates

Digital Distribution Key points

Easy installation/upgrades/uninstallation and purchasing; available everywhere Windows is officially sold.
Apps can only be installed by downloading them through the Windows Store app (backups etc. aren't supported)
Only available on Windows 8 and Windows RT.

The Windows Store is an app store included with Windows 8 and Windows RT for distributing apps built using the new WinRT APIs. Purchased apps can be used on up to five PCs and devices at a time; systems can be remotely removed from this total if they are dead, stolen, or otherwise inaccessible.

WinRT apps always run at the desktop resolution and scale correctly to all resolutions and aspect ratios but do not spread across multi-monitor setups. WinRT apps require a minimum resolution of 1024x768 (desktop apps can be used at lower resolutions as usual but WinRT apps will refuse to launch).