Windows Store to Die Soon! Replaced by a Revamped "Microsoft Store"

Joanna Estrada
September 22, 2017

So get ready to say goodbye to the Windows Store and hello to the Microsoft Store.

Given that the release of the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is just a few short weeks away, this is not a real surprise.

However, as of this moment, the new Microsoft Store only brings a new name and a new icon. Users who haven't signed up for Windows Insider program won't see the change yet.

Microsoft hasn't made any announcement about the move, but the rebranding of Windows Store is in line with some of its previous efforts to align its online and brick-and-mortar stores. On the other hand, Microsoft hasn't confirmed whether PWA will be supported by Windows 10 Mobile, although it should, however, as Windows 10 Mobile is not the company's priority, the support is still uncertain.

Microsoft has recently announced that the Progressive Web Apps is coming soon to the Windows Store and it will be available for Windows 10 devices. As of today, Windows Store sells only apps and games, but according to a report, the company wants to add music and movies and TV shows on Windows Store as well. The company is now finalizing its upcoming version of Windows 10, slated for a release next month. It's not just the name that's changing, the icon is different too and now depicts a shopping bag with the Microsoft four square logo in the center. Offering the whole range of Surface products, third-party hardware, and Xbox-branded goods through the digital Microsoft Store could certainly boost sales, especially if it was combined with free delivery or in-store pick-up options.

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