Developers have now been given a way to set test groups that Microsoft Store apps can be flighted to. This avoids the requirement that apps will immediately be made public in the store.
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A few additions are coming to the Windows Dev Center, such as a Review Insights feature which allows you to filter reviews by category, as well as near real-time app health monitoring.
Microsoft has announced that all developers can now respond to Windows Phone app reviews directly, although there are still some limitations on exactly which reviews can be replied to.
Microsoft has announced a number of improvements for developers that make Windows Phone apps, including better ad and payment options as well as improvements to the Dev Center.
Microsoft has announced it has added some new features for Windows Phone app developers to use in the Dev Center section of the Windows Phone Store, including a new way to cancel and resubmit an app.