@threedevious, perhaps you're confused?
I'm just another Microsoft user like everyone else here, except for David Gedye at the top of the thread.
I have no control over what Microsoft employees do.
I want a WP8 version of Photosynth, the same as anyone else. I was just trying to share places to check for news with my peers.
I too would like to see a Photosynth app in the Windows Store for use with Windows RT and Windows 8.
As for Surface Pro owners, a Windows Store app would be good, but we still have access to the real original Photosynth application, Direct3D photosynth viewer, Microsoft ICE, and HDView, so we're covered while we wait for a Windows Store app that could consolidate the features of those four Windows applications.
In the mean time, all we can do is sit tight and wait for news.