Microsoft has today opened the doors of its Office Store, which has been created to sell applications and add-ons that can be used with Microsoft’s Office suite of software and SharePoint services.
Microsoft takes a 20 percent cut of any sales from the Office Store which enables developers to create and sell directly to end users. Microsoft is now hoping developers will repackage and develop new applications to make the Office Store a success.
Microsoft explains: “We know our users spend an incredible amount of time using the Microsoft Office suite – think of how much time you spend reading through email, writing reports, analysing data, preparing sales figures or sharing proposals with your team. We also know that many critical tools and many critical information sources live on the web or in applications outside of Office. We’ve built the store so you could integrate the very best of the web with the powerful features of Office and SharePoint.”
For more information about the new Microsoft Office Store jump over to the press release, published announcing its arrival over on the Microsoft website. To view the Microsoft Office store you will need a Microsoft account and a preview version of Office, SharePoint or Exchange 2013.