Previously available only to Insiders rocking the old OS, the rollout for regular users has finally started.
Aside from the redesign aesthetic, the new Microsoft Store supports a wide variety of API technologies that should make life easier for developers to make available their wares. No matter if they are using platforms like Win32, .NET, UWP, Xamarin, Electron, React Native, Java, and Progressive Web Apps.
After having released the new version to Insiders a week or so back, the software titan has focused on making the Store app bug free for general Windows 10 users.
Rudy Huyn, the principal architect of the Microsoft Store, took to Twitter to post some good news earlier today when he redesigned that the new version will be rolling out to non-Insiders tonight.
The new Microsoft Store is coming to Windows 10 PCs!!!
This experience will be rolled out in phases for Windows 10 PC users (non-insiders)! If you don't get the update today, don't worry, it will come to you quickly!
— Rudy Huyn (@RudyHuyn) November 11, 2021
Users that do not get the update immediately will be receiving it later and Huyn assures it that it will be done quickly.
Phased rollout process, as is norm.
The new Microsoft Store on Windows 11 comes with important improvements, not only in terms of looks and features but also as the underlying policy is concerned.
For example, the company is now allowing browsers to use their very own engines on the OS. This has led to the arrival of browsers like Firefox in the Microsoft Store. At the same time, Redmond is also allowing third-party stores in the Microsoft Store, such as the Epic Games Store.
But the biggest improvement on Windows 11 that will not be available on Windows 10 is support for Android apps that will give users the ability to natively run Android apps on their devices straight from the Microsoft Store.
With a little help from the Windows Subsystem for Android, of course.
Nevertheless, the availability of packaged desktop programs from popular developers is about as big a development as Microsoft Store users on Windows 10 can hope for.