We've seen what the Windows Store looks like, and it's a good way to get new metro apps for Windows 8 PCs and tablets. However, it doesn't offer desktop apps and that irked us from the very start. Starting today, the Windows Store will list desktop apps for easier discovery, but those entried will merely be links to the developer's website where you can buy it from them directly.
We have mixed feelings about this -- on one hand, it's annoying that you still can't get desktop apps as easily as you can mobile apps, but it's also nice to see the developers getting more focus (unlike on the Mac platform, where Apple uses the Mac App Store to take a cut from all app sales). Either way, there's now one more way to discover desktop apps for Windows. You can check out the new store in the Windows 8 Release Preview. [MSDN Blogs]