A typical Windows computer in a teaching classroom or computer lab has a wide range of applications installed (I’ve seen schools with over 100 apps installed on their computers). And every time there’s a new version of Windows, education users always take a look at the software they have in use, and what new software they might want to install. And so, with Windows 8 just over the horizon, it’s a good time to think about new software again.
If you are a partner developing or selling software for education users on Windows, then you may want to keep an eye on the Windows Store, which is built into Windows 8. Especially as there is a category specifically for Education apps in the Windows Store.
The Windows Store is designed to accept two types of apps:
- New apps that work in Windows 8 only
- Existing ‘Windows desktop’ apps
So if you are selling existing software for Windows, you can have that listed in the Windows Store to make it easier for customers to find it – you don’t have to wait for the completion of the Windows 8 version of your software. There’s a lot more detail on listing desktop apps in the Windows Store on the Windows Store blog, but let me bring you a bit of the story now:
In order to get listed in the Windows Store, there are things to be done, so if you want to know how to get your app in there, then here’s the place to go and start your reading…