Microsoft Office 2010 becomes first desktop app to be listed in the Windows Store

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Microsoft has recently stated that it was going to add desktop apps to the Windows Store of Windows 8 Release Preview. And guess what? Microsoft’s own software, Office 2010, has become the first desktop app to be added into the Windows Store.

These listings are merely a link to the developer’s website and nothing else. Microsoft is not even providing basic information such as app size details, ratings, or reviews. Also, Microsoft has made some strict rules for certifying desktop apps to the Windows Store. For example, Microsoft is allowing developers to put up only two links (32 bit and 64 bit) and these links must redirect directly to the purchase page and nowhere else. You can check out the Office 2010 app in the Productivity section of the Windows Store. If for some reason you cannot find it in the Windows Store, simply open the Search Charm and search for “Office.”