When was the last time you used the Windows 10 App Store? This new update can change that.
As we near the release of the Sun Valley makeover for Windows 10, we are seeing more and more information about what to expect when the update is finally available. Now we just got some news that Sun Valley will be launching a brand new app store for the operating system.
The new Sun Valley App Store from Windows 10
As Windows Central reports, the Redmond-based technology company has big plans for the new App Store. We don't have anything specific as yet as the news is from "sources familiar with the matter", according to Windows Central. However, these sources have been reliable in the past so there is no real reason to doubt them.
According to the reports, Microsoft is working hard to make the new Sun Valley App Store more useful for users and developers. Right now, the App Store is doing its job well, but people aren't using it as much as the software giant would like.
To fix the problem, Microsoft wants to make the new App Store suitable for all types of software and media. The company will be less strict about what types of app developers can upload to the store.
For example, Microsoft wants to rebuild the App Store to make it more suitable for larger files. This means that large software suites and games finally have a home in the Windows 10 App Store.
This means that Microsoft has room to upload some of its greatest programs to the App Store. Currently, you can't find programs like Office, Teams, and Visual Studio in the Windows 10 App Store, even though it's Microsoft's own storefront. With this update, the company can finally add its flagship programs to the service.
Developers can also send EXE and MSI files directly to the store, and Microsoft lets them earn revenue with third-party providers to make money.
All in all, this update seems like a fantastic change and could encourage more people to use the App Store. While there is no set date for the arrival of Sun Valley, sources say it should appear in the fall of 2021.
A new app store for a new Windows 10
While we don't have a lot of information, the news about a new App Store for Windows 10 is very promising. We'll have to wait and see how it turns out when Sun Valley launches.
That's not to say that the current App Store is completely useless. If you dig around a little, it still has some gems like OneDrive and TuneIn Radio.
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