Labs: Introducing digital locker
Microsoft's digital locker hits beta -- see this page for an overview of what it's all about and the digital locker home page to explore. Microsoft's brief summary: "The new way to try, buy, and download software instantly." Non-Microsoft software, that is.
More details: "Digital locker is designed to address the typical barriers of online software purchases for customers, such as concerns about adware and spyware. In addition, digital locker - along with Microsoft’s delivery partners, Digital River, eSellerate, Handango and Kagi - offers the thousands of ISVs building applications for the Windows platform a cost-effective way to promote and distribute their products to hundreds of millions of Windows customers."