Microsoft’s online app store – called Microsoft Store – closes his Microsoft Store for Business and Microsoft Store for Education. The company announced this in a blog post. According to the blog post “From the first half of 2022, you will be able to find applications from the entire breadth of the Microsoft Store catalog and deploy them from the inside on your managed devices Microsoft Intune. ”
Microsoft said the Business and Education Shops will ‘retire’ in the first quarter of 2023. The company also said these stores are not supported on Windows 11. “However, administrators can still use the connection to Store for Business and Education via their UEM solution to provide apps for managed users Windows 11 Devices until they are retired in 2023, “explains Microsoft in the blog post.
The company also explained why it created the stores in the first place. “We created the Microsoft Store for Business and the Microsoft Store for Education so that you can make certain apps available in your own private store. We’ve linked the Microsoft Store for Business and Microsoft Store for Education with their respective Intune and Intune for Education cloud services to make it easier for you to deploy Store apps to your endpoints by using the same tools you already use to manage Devices. ”
In related news, with the launch of Windows 11, Microsoft announced that it would allow users to run and download Android apps on their PCs for the first time. Support for Android apps will come as soon as Windows 11 is released to users. It is currently still in beta and only certain users can download and experience it.