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    The new Microsoft Store is now in testing on Windows 10.
    Insiders can access it via the Release Preview channel.
    It’ll be launching to the public very soon.

    Microsoft has started testing the new Windows 11 Microsoft Store app on Windows 10 for Windows Insiders in the Release Preview Channel. Microsoft promised back in June that the new Store would also arrive on Windows 10 at some point in the future, and today’s preview is the first time Windows 10 testers can download and install it.

    Just like on Windows 11, the new Microsoft Store brings with it support for unpackaged Win32 apps, the ability to discover Disney+ content, as well as the same fluid UI that the Windows 11 version has. There’s no Android app support, as that appears to be a Windows 11 exclusive feature for now.

    Now that the new Store is in testing with Windows Insiders, it shouldn’t be long before the new Microsoft Store app is made availale to all Windows 10 users. This will be a big moment for the new Store, as it’ll be a point in which unpackaged Win32 apps become available to all 1.3 billion Windows users.

    To begin testing the new Microsoft Store on Windows 10, just join the Windows Insider Release Preview Channel and check for updates in the Microsoft Store.

    Windows 11’s new Microsoft Store app is now in testing on Windows 10

     

    Microsoft’s new approach to its Store has also meant a deluge of apps have finally arrived, including Discord, Zoom, VLC, TeamViewer, and Visual Studio Code. Any browser can also be listed in the store now, and so far Opera and the Yandex Browser are available.

    Windows 11’s new Microsoft Store is now available for Windows 10 testers

     

    A difference I noticed (along with improved appearance, searching and sorting) is that updates are now accessed through Library, Get updates (rather than Downloads and updates directly from the menu).

    Windows 10 Pro version 21H2 build 19044.1387 + Microsoft 365 (group ASAP)

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      Ghacks has an article on ‘how to install the new Microsoft Store on Windows 10 right now’ for outsiders too 😐
      https://www.ghacks.net/2021/10/27/how-to-install-the-new-microsoft-store-on-windows-10-right-now/

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      Wonder if this change would allow Microsoft to sort apps differently, so the traditional Start menu categories can be used again. Offering Disney+ movies will defiantelly increase MS Store income from younger users.

      I mean could it offer groups as in Linux like: graphics, office, games, … and then sort the SW by those categories?

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