The Windows Store — the place where people will be able to buy apps for Windows 8 — is now open for app submissions from developers in more than 120 markets, Microsoft said today.
The company characterized it in an official blog post as “the last significant milestone in the rollout of the Windows Store before the general availability of Windows 8 on October 26.”
Windows Store, which launched in beta in February, is Microsoft’s first third-party app store for its flagship operating system. Previously, the only way to purchase such apps was through the developer or a third-party provider. The company is hoping to leverage its extensive network of developers to produce a large number of apps for the Windows Store — something that will be critical to Windows 8’s success.