• Important dates regarding apps with Windows Phone 8.x and earlier and Windows 8/8.1 packages submitted to Microsoft Store

    2 monthes ago - By Windows

    As a part of our Windows device life cycle, Microsoft Store will soon stop accepting new apps with Windows Phone 8.x or earlier or Windows 8/8.1 packages. Soon after that date, we will stop distributing app updates to Windows Phone 8.x or earlier and Windows 8/8.1 devices; at that time, updates will only be made available to customers using Windows 10 devices.
    Take note of the following dates so you can effectively plan your development cycles:
    October 31st, 2018 - Microsoft will stop accepting new app submissions with Windows Phone 8.x or earlier or Windows 8/8.1 packages
    This will not...
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  • Microsoft prepares to kill the Windows 8 store: No new apps from November

    Microsoft prepares to kill the Windows 8 store: No new apps from November

    2 monthes ago - By Ars Technica

    Windows 8.1 dropped out of mainstream support earlier this year, entering the five-year extended support period in which it receives only security fixes. However, Microsoft is still accepting new application submissions to the Windows 8 Store. Submissions for new Windows Phone 8 apps are also currently accepted.
    Today, Microsoft announced that this is soon coming to an end. After October 31, new applications will no longer be accepted for distribution through the store.
    Updates to existing applications will continue to be supported. However, there's now an end date for these, too: from...
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