Missing some metro apps... RRS feed

  • Question

  • I've recently downloaded a copy of Windows 8 Dev preview, and I am enjoying it thoroughly. One question has come to mind. I watched the keynote demonstrating some of 8's features, and noticed i am missing some apps (Xbox, Mail, messaging, etc). Did I download the wrong version or are they not ready for prime time?

    Thank you for your time,


    Thursday, September 29, 2011 6:32 PM


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  • Store is not open yet, you have to wait.

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    Thursday, September 29, 2011 6:49 PM
  • Not all the features are included in the Windows 8 Developer Preview.

    From the Building Windows 8 blog:
    NOTE: The preview build does not include every feature shown this morning.  Shown but not in the Developer Preview release include the Windows Store, Windows Live Metro style apps, and some of the user interface features.  The focus of the preview is the API and development tools for building Metro style apps.

    Thursday, September 29, 2011 6:54 PM