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Microsoft’s Windows Store reaches 50,000 apps milestone

Microsoft’s Windows Store reaches 50,000 apps milestone

Microsoft has finally has over 50,000 apps in its Windows Store. According to MetroStore Scanner, there are currently 50,304 apps available from the Windows Store as of today. There have been an average of about 279 apps developed daily in March alone. March is the first month in a long time in which Microsoft saw an increase in app development. Since November, app development had been on a rapid decline.

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Microsoft set to expand app labs to help Windows 8 devs

Microsoft set to expand app labs to help Windows 8 devs

Windows 8 has been available for a couple of weeks now and Microsoft is itching to get developers making apps for the Windows Store, as it should be. Earlier in the month, Microsoft teamed up RocketSpace to host the first Windows Store App Lab, which helps Windows 8 developers with making apps for the Windows Store. Today, the company announced that it will be hosting even more of these Windows Store app labs in 30 different cities around the world.

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Microsoft confirms Dropbox, PayPal apps and more coming soon to Windows 8

Microsoft confirms Dropbox, PayPal apps and more coming soon to Windows 8

In case you didn't hear, Microsoft's BUILD developer conference kicked off today in Seattle, and the folks from Redmond took the opportunity to show off some new apps. We got a first hand look at the new ESPN for Windows 8, and then they nicely shared a few details regarding what to expect in the coming months. Obviously apps are coming soon, but today they specifically mentioned DropBox, Paypal, Sports Illustrated and more.

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