The Office App Store provides another opportunity to tap into the Microsoft ecosystem, delivering apps directly to users of the most used productivity suite .
Office 2013 brings with it more than just a new design and delivery model. But Microsoft isn't making a big deal about this third feature. In addition to the bold changes in their flagship product's UI and the decision to deliver Office via a SaaS model to the home user, Microsoft has unveiled the Office App Store
, which allows developers to deliver plugins to Microsoft Office via a Marketplace that is somewhat akin to the Windows Store.
In order to get people excited about building Office Apps, Microsoft has also announced a contest
which has an attractive grand prize of $10,000 dollars to the top app.