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Microsoft launches OS development blog

18 Aug 11

Microsoft has launched a blog called Building Windows 8 which will allow fans to follow the development of the operating system’s latest edition.

The biggest revelation to come from the first entry is that there is a team working on an ‘App Store’, which suggests Microsoft developers may be looking to copy the successful Apple model.

Steven Sinofsky, president of Microsoft’s Windows division, has been the sole blogger so far. In his first entry, he promises that Windows 8 ‘reimagines’ Windows.

"That’s a big statement,” Sinofsky says, "and one that we will return to throughout this blog.”

Windows 8 is due to be released in 2012. Go here to read the blog.