Windows 8 rumor number 2 – Jupiter – New App Model

Windows 8 rumor number 2 – Jupiter – New App Model

Another new rumor from the Paul Thurrott camp..

Windows 8 will also include a new app model codenamed Jupiter that will target a new Windows Marketplace app store. The app store will provide access to new, Silverlight based “immersive” applications that are deployed as AppX packages (.appx). The Windows and Office teams are betting very heavily on this new app type, according to my source, and development has already begun using a beta version of Visual Studio 2012. These apps can be written in C#, Visual Basic, and even C++.

To be fair, he has a HUGE disclaimer reminding everyone that at this point, rumors are all this is…

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