Microsoft is in the midst of reworking the Microsoft Store with a major update. Among the changes we know about is the ability to install applications remotely from other Windows 10 hardware. More upcoming abilities have now been uncovered, which bring even more tools to users.
One soon-to-launch feature is one that has been oft-requested by users. Microsoft will bring a new Wish List feature to the Microsoft Store in the near future. As the name suggests, the feature will let you select apps you like and/or want for purchase at a later date.
Of course, the major benefit of the Wish List is it allows you to come back to apps you may have seen before. Perhaps a purchase was impossible before, but the Wish List will save the app. In the future, it would be nice if Microsoft expands this ability more, so users can share their Wish List. Yes, at the moment such sharing functionality is not inbound.
Away from the Wish List, the Microsoft Store is also getting a tweaked navigation menu. Microsoft will move the search bar so that it is no longer default. If users want to conduct a search, they will need to tap or click the magnifying glass icon. We are less sure about this one as it adds an unnecessary step to searching for content.
Other navigation menu changes include more sub-categories for easier movement through the store. Microsoft has also made some improvements and squashed some bugs under the hood.
It is worth noting that the new updated Microsoft Store is rolling out now. However, it is being launched in stages, so some users may have to wait for the update. Let us know if you have received the bump and how it is treating you.
Of course, when we are talking about the Microsoft Store, we are discussing the unified shop experience the company debuted last year. This includes the app store, which was formerly known as the Windows Store.