What you need to know

  • The Microsoft Store has a new layout that is rolling out now to all users.
  • The update reorganizes the sections of the store and adds new categories of items.
  • The update has been in A/B testing for months, so many users will already have the updated layout.

The Microsoft Store has a new layout, making it easier to find software, hardware, and deals. The updated layout includes a new set of categories and adds things like gaming PCs into the gaming section of the store. The new layout has been in A/B testing for months, so many users received this update awhile ago, but it's now rolling out to everyone.

The top of the Microsoft Store now has sections for home, gaming, entertainment, productivity, and deals. The gaming section now has PC gaming hardware such as the Razer Blade 15 and the Razer Core X Chroma External GPU.

The Microsoft Store still has apps, but they're under the productivity section of the store. In addition to apps, the productivity section also includes Surface devices, Surface accessories, and other laptops.

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The deals section is potentially the most useful change to the Microsoft Store. It now lists all deals that are live throughout the store, including deals on PC games, Surface devices, apps, PCs, and PC accessories. This makes it much easier to find deals compared to the old store, which only showed discounts within any given section. The deals are now listed in both their respective sections and in the dedicated deals section.

The update to the Microsoft Store is done through the Microsoft Store itself. To receive the new layout, check for updates within the Microsoft Store.

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