As well as announcing that the Windows 8 public beta will be available in February, Microsoft has also announced that the Windows Store will launch in February of 2012, and Microsoft has shared some more details about the Windows Store.
It looks like the deals with application developers for the Windows
Store will be similar to what Apple offers, Microsoft will pay
developers 70 percent of the revenue and keep 30 percent themselves,
although the deal does look better as when a particular app reaches
$25,000 in revenue, Microsoft will pay developers 80 percent of the
Applications in the Windows Store will be available in all languages
and apps will be available in a total of 231 markets around the world,
and when the Windows Store launches in February it will be a beta store,
all applications will be free initially.