The Redmond tech giant has confirmed that the Microsoft Store for Business and Microsoft Store for Education are being killed off in Q1 2023. The portals are not supported on Windows 11 either.
Here are the top features and changes that Microsoft is bringing to Windows 11
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At the Windows 11 event, Microsoft said that the new store will support apps like PWAs, Win32 and more. Now, the company has made the Edge web browser available through the store for Windows Insiders.
Microsoft has updated its App Developer Agreement to expand the definition of the term "games", include support for third-party commerce platforms, and highlight new responsibilities of developers.
With Microsoft taking the wraps off of its "next-generation of Windows", creatively dubbed Windows 11, this week's column is dedicated to anything and everything we know about the upcoming OS.
Microsoft has announced that from July 28, developers can opt to use third-party payment mechanisms in their apps without paying the company any fee. This is in stark contrast to Google and Apple.
Microsoft has announced a second event for June 24, which will be held at 3 PM ET, four hours after the Windows 11 event. The firm might announce new Microsoft Store policies for developers.
Although the Surface Duo was named as one of the tech disappointments of 2020, it hurts less when it is almost half off its retail price. It's not only Microsoft which has it discounted by over $700.
A store page for Two Point Campus has been discovered before its official announcement. Per the leak, the Sega-published game will offer another building and management simulation experience.
Court documents have revealed that Microsoft investigated the possibility of reducing its revenue cut to 12% for console publishers too, but this no longer appears to be part of the current plan.
The last seven days have brought a very impressive earnings report from Microsoft, an increase of the cut for PC game devs, and a fix for a faulty Windows update. Be sure to catch up via our overview.
Microsoft has announced that it's increasing the revenue cut given to game developers on the Microsoft Store for PCs to 88%. It's also working on improving game downloads for users.
Microsoft has announced its Xbox Academy aimed at UK students. It aims to inspire them to work towards a job in games development and what path they need to take to get into the industry.
Microsoft wants to revitalize the Windows 10 Store app with a new UI and policies that make it more approachable and appealing to both developers and users, such as allowing unpackaged apps.
After announcing back in 2017 that Microsoft Paint was going to be making a move to the Microsoft Store, that never actually happened, although the store listing has finally shown up.
Microsoft seems to be randomly sending out complimentary Microsoft Store credit to spend on the ongoing Spring Sale which offers up to 75% discounts on various games, movies, and TV shows.
Nier: Automata is being heavily review-bombed on Steam because the Xbox Game Pass version which launched on PC via the Microsoft Store does not contain the technical issues existent on Steam.
It appears that Microsoft is finally killing off Microsoft Store for Business and Education, as rumored last year. Customers will not be allowed to purchase paid apps after April 14, 2021.
Microsoft has announced that it's updating game listings on the Microsoft Store and Xbox Game Pass app to indicate which languages are supported in each game without having to install it.
Apple has pulled iCloud 12 from the Microsoft Store. While the company hasn't officially cited a reason yet, many users had complained about bugs including two-factor authentication not working.
Microsoft has a discount on the top variant of its Surface Pro 7 + Pro Type Cover Bundle. The device is priced at $1,699.98 for the 10th gen i7, 16GB RAM and 512GB SSD and a free 64GB flashdrive.
Apple is reportedly working on bringing its Music and Podcasts app to the Microsoft Store and is currently testing them in private beta. It is not clear if the apps will be exclusive to Xbox alone.
Microsoft has ended support for Office Lens on Windows and removed the app from the Microsoft Store. The company has recommended that users transition to the Android and iOS counterparts of the app.
2020 ends in a few days, which makes now the perfect time to take a look back at some events and happenings in the tech landscape which caught us off-guard, for better or for worse.
Following a disastrous launch on consoles, Microsoft has decided to offer full refunds to anyone who purchased digital copies of Cyberpunk 2077 for the Xbox. However, it will not delist the title.
In a surprise announcement, Forgotten Empires has announced a brand new expansion that's heading to Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition. Lords of the West brings new campaigns, factions, and more.
The final Halo game of the Master Chief Collection has landed on PC. The originally Xbox 360-exclusive shooter comes with new enhancements like cross-play support, uncapped frame rates, and more.
Master Chief's adventures continue, as 343 Industries has just announced the release date of Halo 4 on PC to be November 17. This release will also arrive as a part of the Master Chief Collection.
Today, Microsoft is announcing some early holiday deals at the Microsoft Store, which are set to run from now until Wednesday. They contain a bunch of sales on a variety of Surface devices.
Microsoft took a swipe at Apple today by publishing a set of 10 principles that give developers the freedom to select how they distribute their apps for Windows, among other options.
Halo: The Master Chief Collection's latest launch on PC brings in the Halo 3: ODST campaign and its long missing Firefight mode. An update for improving Halo 3 hit-registration is attached too.
Microsoft has announced that its new Microsoft Store experience for Xbox users is now available for everyone on Xbox One consoles. The new experience promises more speed and security.
343 Industries is bringing Halo 3: ODST to PC for the first time on September 22. The game follows a squad of ODSTs during the events of Halo 2, and it also includes the missing Firefight mode.
After nearly a year of waiting, Microsoft's dual-screen smartphone, the Surface Duo, is available for everyone to purchase. It starts at $1,399, and you can get it from Microsoft, Best Buy, and AT&T.
Before Ubisoft gets to re-reveal its upcoming open-world adventure game Immortals Fenyx Rising next week, a leak on the Microsoft Store has spilled more information and screenshots of the title.
As promised, Microsoft has released patch version 184.108.40.206 for Flight Simulator, bringing fixes to stability, performance, and more. Users must close and re-open the game to install the patch.
Microsoft's latest Flight Simulator is now available generally. However, users across Steam and Reddit are reporting download problems and performance issues. Microsoft has posted some known issues.
If you're looking for an alternative to Edge, one has just shown up in the Microsoft Store. It's the open source Chromium browser, which is what Edge, Chrome, and other browsers are based on.
Today, Microsoft announced the new Microsoft Store that's coming to Xbox One consoles, and it's first going to be available for Xbox Insiders on Wednesday. It's meant to be faster, easier, and safer.
Halo 3 has hit PC hours earlier than expected, letting Master Chief Collection owners on Steam and Microsoft Store, plus Game Pass subscribers jump into the hit title and finally finish the fight.
343 Industries has announced that the much-awaited Halo 3 launch on PC will finally be happening on July 14. It will hit the Master Chief Collection on Steam, Microsoft Store, and Xbox Game Pass.