What Microsoft Must Reveal About Windows 8 At BUILD

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    Don Reisinger

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1. App Store TalkMuch has been made about the availability of an application store in Windows 8. The hope is that the upcoming operating system will allow users to download software without being required to buy a disk. Currently, Mac OS X Lion offers access to an application marketplace. At BUILD, hopefully details on Microsoft's answer to that will be revealed.
Microsoft will showcase Windows 8 for the first time at its BUILD Conference. So far, there's no telling what will be discussed at the event, but it's a critical moment for Microsoft. And for good reason. Windows 8 is the future of Microsoft's desktop plans, and if the operating system fails, it could irrevocably harm Microsoft in the marketplace. But if it succeeds, Microsoft could cement itself as the go-to option for software for the foreseeable future. Especially since Microsoft's Windows 8 is also considered the software giant's best play at the tablet market so far, going up against formidable competitors such as Apple's iPad. Simply put, there is a lot riding on Windows 8. And at BUILD, Microsoft will make that abundantly clear. Here's a look at what Microsoft needs to reveal about Windows 8 at the BUILD conference.
This article was originally published on 2011-09-09
Don Reisinger is a freelance technology columnist. He started writing about technology for Ziff-Davis' Gearlog.com. Since then, he has written extremely popular columns for CNET.com, Computerworld, InformationWeek, and others. He has appeared numerous times on national television to share his expertise with viewers. You can follow his every move at http://twitter.com/donreisinger.