Windows Store is an upcoming digital distribution platform to be used by Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system.
It is primarily intended as the source of Metro-style apps for the operating system. The Windows Store will also allow developers to advertise their desktop applications. It will support both free and paid applications, with the paid applications ranging from $1.49 to $999.99. Developers will also be able to offer free trials. The Windows Store was made available concurrently with the release of the Windows 8 Consumer Preview which was released on February 29, 2012.