- The Windows 11 Store has been revamped and is attracting significantly more visitors.
- However, users are not at all happy with how the platform turned out today.
- Most complaints are about the software part of the store, not the hardware.
- Yet important apps such as Teams cannot be found in the Store.
Ever since the release of Windows 11, the Microsoft Store has been getting updates with great apps coming to the store.
And it will only get better once more as Android apps are rumored to be added to the Store’s listing.
Additionally, Windows 11 appears to drive three times more traffic to the revamped Microsoft Store, according to Microsoft’s Panos Panay.
But is it enough to relaunch this sinking on an application, or are these attempts simply too little, too late?
The Microsoft Store still lacks useful and important software
As we’re pretty sure we all know by now, what used to be the Windows Store merged and became part of the Microsoft Store.
Nowadays, you can find hardware as well as software on this platform, but users visiting the Store are a bit disappointed because either they can’t find what they are looking for, or they find a different version and cheap.
Of course, if you are looking for basic Microsoft applications such as Word, Excell or other software included in the Office suite, you can find them here.
But what about other popular apps from the Redmond tech giant? Needless to say, one of their most successful initiatives by far is Teams.
Usage of the app has grown exponentially since the onset of the global COVID-19 pandemic with almost every other business using it as their primary communication/conferencing platform.
But can you find Teams on the Microsoft Store? The answer, unfortunately, is no, you cannot. Other important software is also missing and users are starting to see it more like a flea market than an online app store.
Disgruntled users took to forums and social media platforms such as Reddit to voice their opinions of the Microsoft Store, and they weren’t too happy.
The Windows Store is very much like the early years of the Android App Store, filled with nonsense, in this case also with not so good apps.
Don’t get me wrong, not everyone absolutely hates the Store, however, there are more complaints than good things about the software.
Of course, if you are looking for hardware, you are bound to find something you like and need, but when it comes to useful apps, you better check the official websites.
All this Microsoft talk about redesigning and improving the store has users wondering if this is the best the company can do in this area.
But let’s not forget that the new operating system is still very young and a lot of things are still set to change.
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