Next at Microsoft Windows 8 app, get the latest stories about the software company

Win 8 app MS

Windows 8 only: If you ever been at the “Next at Microsoft” blog to get the latest about the company, you’ll be happy to know that they recently released the version one of its own Windows 8 app.

The Next at Microsoft app features, well… stories about Microsoft or as is described in the Windows Store: “Think of it as a “director’s cut” of Microsoft – giving more of a behind the scenes look at the people, the work, and the company overall.”

The app is pretty basic and focus around the Microsoft blog content. The user-interface, no surprise here, has been based in the new Windows 8 tile design, but for now they are just static; live tiles are coming in version 2.


Get the latest blog posts software giant with a Modern UI, including full articles, embedded videos, images, share support, and the ability to continue reading in Internet Explorer.



  • Category: News
  • Languages: English (USA) and many more
  • Permission: This app can access the Internet
  • Price: Free
  • Publisher: Waggener Edstrom Worldwide
  • Download: Get it from the Windows Store

Supported architectures

  • x86/x64 (Windows 8)
  • ARM (Windows RT)

If you want to be on top of Microsoft’s stories, this is a must have in the new operating system.

About the author

Mauro Huculak is a Windows expert and the Editor-in-Chief who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He is also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 12 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows, software, and related technologies, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and