Unable to connect to the Windows Store


Just documenting an issue I have been having this morning when firing up the Windows 8 Store.

At first I get the familiar splash screen: “Getting the store ready for you”


But then after a few more seconds I am presented with “This might take a while longer”:


Before finally being hit with “We weren’t able to connect with the store”:


This looks to be some sort of connectivity issue but the rest of the internet seems to be behaving itself.

Is anyone else experiencing the same issue or have an explanation?

I am based in the UK.

(Needless to say I have already tried this several times this morning after ‘waiting a few minutes’)

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