Microsoft is getting a bit extra severe with the Microsoft Retailer in Home windows 11. Now accessible within the newly redesigned retailer is the Microsoft Edge net browser marking a change from the previous the place the corporate’s flagship apps weren’t accessible in its personal app retailer.
Though Microsoft Edge is already pre-installed in each Home windows 11, there is a vital milestone that Microsoft simply hit with as we speak’s information. Edge is now the primary official Microsoft Win32 app which you could seize on Home windows 11 by way of the Retailer. Beforehand, all of Microsoft’s apps within the retailer had been both conventional Progressive Internet Apps (PWAs) or Common Home windows Apps (UWPs.)
This availability reveals that Microsoft is setting a typical and getting severe with making it simpler for builders to obtain conventional packages on Home windows 11. It additionally lives as much as Microsoft’s promise of bringing extra of its different Win32 apps to the shop, like Microsoft Groups and Visible Studio (which have but to reach).
Putting in this retailer model of Edge, nonetheless, received’t do a lot. Based mostly on our checks, it would simply re-download Edge after which open up and hyperlink you again to your present looking part. It is because Edge is already pre-installed on Home windows, with out the necessity for a separate obtain. If something, the itemizing simply showcases how straightforward it’s to find Win32 apps. You’ll not must open an online browser, and simply start your search proper within the retailer itself.
Exterior of Microsoft, different builders have already began importing Win32 apps to the Microsoft Retailer in Home windows 11. Earlier examples embrace the favored streaming app OBS Studio, in addition to Adobe’s common PDF reader, Acrobat DC.
Microsoft can be working to convey Android app assist to the Microsoft Retailer by way of the Amazon Appstore. The corporate has but to ship this function, however many Home windows customers are already anxious, fascinated with sideloading in any other case incompatible apps.
You could find Microsoft Edge as we speak within the Microsoft Retailer in Home windows 11 as we speak by trying to find “Microsoft Edge Browser.” Apparently sufficient, the app is revealed underneath the title “Microsoft Corporation II,” maybe as a approach to separate out Microsoft’s different listings and showcase the brand new Win32 apps from Microsoft.
Microsoft didn’t announce the supply of Edge within the retailer, so it’s probably this might simply be a beta check for the second.