Microsoft isn’t slowing down. Today, the company released Office Store for Office 2013. So, if you’ve tried out Windows 8 and the new Office 2013, the Office Store will be a nice addition to your new productivity suite. Essentially, the Office Store will act as a gateway for third party app developers to sell and distribute their apps made specifically for Office 2013. Microsoft hopes that the new Office Store will allow its users to integrate the very best of the web with the powerful features of Office and SharePoint.
“Since these apps are all based on web-standards, they load straight away – there’s no need for IT to pre-load them. If you use a new machine, just sign-in with your Microsoft account and all your apps will be there,” said Vivek Narasimhan, Product Manager of SharePoint. “Best of all, when you send a document that was created using an app (like an infographic in an Excel spreadsheet), a reference to it travels with the document so the recipient can start using that app too.” You can check out Microsoft’s Office Store here.