One of the consequences of the lack of success of the Microsoft Store in Windows 10 was the loss of interest from developers. For this reason, after the initial pull ended, developers reduced their app update rate for this ecosystem. Microsoft’s response? Hide the date of the last update in the store.
This way, users did not know if they were using an application with developer support or even if it was just an application that was developed for Windows 8. For the user, Microsoft ensured the download from the Microsoft Store, although app quality was not adequate.
Update date returns to Microsoft Store
with the arrival of Windows 11, Microsoft has bet a lot on the Microsoft Store with many new policies: publication of Win32 applications, use of external sources for downloading and updating and up to 100% profit for the developer.
Additionally, the Microsoft Store has been revamped on the web with a new user interface, Windows 11 integration, and backwards compatibility for deployment with Microsoft Endpoint Manager. To this, as published in Windows Latest, the date of the last application update is added.
Therefore, the user will now be able to know both the release date and the date of the last update of the application. Thus, it will be much easier to detect that we are downloading an application that does not receive support from the developer and we will be able to look for other alternatives.
Undoubtedly, the company’s renewed commitment to the Microsoft Store is reaping good results, managing to publish applications such as Zoom, OBS, Adobe Acrobat Reader or Firefox. Combined with the integration of the Amazon AppStore with its Android apps, Redmond’s are well on their way to offering a formidable app ecosystem.