Windows 8 will feature the Windows Store as part of its Metro user interface, allowing users to directly download software without having to use a website
or third-party source. In the newest post on the Windows 8 blog
Microsoft explains how it is going to make sure that Windows 8 owners can be assured that the apps they download from the Windows Store are reliable and trustworthy.
The post, written by Microsoft's John Hazen, a program manager on the Windows 8 Developer Experience team, talks first about the Windows Store
itself. Aside from developers having to go through a certification process for their Metro apps before they can be published, consumers will have the power to post their own reviews, and will also be able to report any issues with Windows 8 Metro apps to Microsoft. Hazen states:
After installing an app if the customer has concerns about app content or behavior, they can easily report their concern and we can follow up with you to address any problems identified. Helping customers decide which apps best meet their needs and allowing customers to provide input and feedback is an important way to improve overall confidence in the Windows 8 app ecosystem.