Develop great
apps for Windows 8

Discover how to design, code and publish an app to the Windows Store.

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The Windows Store is open

Find out about the new opportunity that Windows 8 and the Windows Store offer you to design, build, and sell apps to customers in over 200 markets.

Download the tools and SDK

Get the tools you need to build Windows apps for Windows 8. Our free download includes Microsoft Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows 8 and Blend for Visual Studio to help jumpstart your app development project.

Get your developer account now

Before you can upload your app, you’ll need a Windows Store developer account. Get yours now.

Resources for iOS developers

If you’re familiar with building iOS apps, use these design and programming resources to get started building Windows Store apps.

Build apps with the experts at Windows Dev Camps

Dev Camps are free events that bring together developers like you to learn more about building apps. Learn interactively and get advice from expert app developers in hundreds of locations around the world.