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Windows app developers will see new age rating process in the Windows Store soon

Developers who submit apps to be published in the Windows Store will see some new features and improvements rolling out over the next few weeks. They include a new age rating process for their apps that is being previewed to select developers now and will begin its preview rollout in December...
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Microsoft will double the amount of prices that developers can set for Windows Store paid apps

If you are an app developer for the Windows Store, Microsoft will be making a couple of pricing changes for those apps starting on November 13. One of them will affect all developers, while the other will only affect developers in certain countries. In an email sent to developers, Microsoft...
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The Windows Store can now find and delete spam reviews of apps

Microsoft has added a number of features to the Windows Store specifically for app developers who want to fight false or abusive reviews of their apps. The official Windows Dev Feedback UserVoice page included a topic raised by developers asking Microsoft to put in features that would help...
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Microsoft offers Windows Store app submission deadlines for the holidays

In case you haven't noticed, the holiday season is already in full swing, and Microsoft wants to offer developers a chance to submit their apps to the Windows Store so they can be published in time for the big Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's holidays. Microsoft said that app sales last...
Microsoft's opens Windows Store for Business signups ahead of launch

Microsoft opens Windows Store for Business signups ahead of launch

Microsoft appears to be inching closer to the launch of its Windows Store for Business for Windows 10. The company has now published a new web portal for the store, allowing IT administrators to start signing up to use the business-friendly app administration service. Once live, the Windows...
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The Store app for Windows 10 and Mobile gets updated with some menu changes

Microsoft continues to make some minor tweaks to its Store app for Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile. The company pushed out an update that rearranges some items in its menu. The new update changes the version number from 2015.10.13.1 to 2015.21.12.0. As you can see in the screenshots, the...
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Windows 10 now accounts for over half of all Windows Store app downloads

Last week, Microsoft revealed that Windows 10 has already been installed in over 110 million PCs and tablets 10 weeks after its July 29 launch. Now, the company is offering some more specific information on what those users are doing. Specifically, they revealed that Windows 10 users now account...
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Windows 10 Store app listings now have different color backgrounds

If you have a Windows 10 or Windows 10 Mobile device, you may have seen something a bit different today when you browsed through the apps in the Windows Store. A server-side update has enabled a feature that changes the background color on the listings in some of the apps in the store. You can...
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Microsoft says 669,000 phone, tablet and desktop apps are in the Windows Store

Microsoft is revamping itself in a lot of ways, and its By The Numbers site is no exception. The site, which previously had a Start menu-like user interface, has recently gotten a makeover that includes cute cartoon-like icons and pictures. The website shows a number of selected stats for...

Minecraft for Oculus Rift VR headset coming to Windows Store in spring 2016

During the Oculus Connect developer conference, it was announced that a version of the hit sandbox game Minecraft will be released for support for the Oculus Rift VR headset. The game will be available in the Windows Store sometime in the spring of 2016. Details about the Oculus Rift version...
Windows 10 for PC also has separated updates from downloads in the Store

Windows 10 for PC also has separated updates from downloads in the Store

Evidently, Windows 10 for Insiders build 10547 has many little changes not documented. One of those noticed by a reader and confirmed by us is found in the Store. In the latest build of the OS, if the Store downloads an app and is also checking for updates, it separates the two with one being in...
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Windows Store updated for Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile

Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile users can now download a new version of the Windows Store that bumps up the version number from 8.25.1 to version 9.9.2. At the moment, the new version doesn't appear to have any user interface changes or new features, but app performance does appear to be...