Microsoft has sent invties for a Tuesday, December 6 event, the Redmond company plans to share more about the Windows 8 App Store at a two-hour preview event.
The invitation read:
"You are invited to the Windows Store Preview at 4.00 - 6.00PM
Laurent Studio, 470 Alabama Street,
San Francisco, California 94110."
December also happens to be the day of the new Xbox 360 dashboard update launch. Testers who have been working with a test version of the dashboard (under non-disclosure-agreement terms) have mentioned in passing new app store functionality in the dashboard. Facebook, Hulu, Netflix and Twitter are listed under apps in the preview, testers have said.
For the event, Microsoft has invited select developers and local press to hear more details on the Windows Store.
In other Windows 8-related news, WinUnleaked.tk is reporting that Microsoft has begun using the name 'ReFS' to refer to the Protogon file system that was spotted by hackers in early leaked Windows 8 builds.
There was speculation earlier this year that Protogon might be a new file system, possibly supplementing or replacing the current NTFS in Windows. Since that time, Windows 8 enthusiasts have moved on to thinking that Protogon is more of a content/metadata file system.
And, in other Windows 8 news, TheNextWeb reports that the Windows 8 beta won't be out until "late February" 2012.