check before: 2021-08-04
Intune, Microsoft 365 suite, Microsoft Endpoint Manager, Windows, Windows 10
Education, Universal Windows Platform, US Instances, Web, Windows Desktop, World tenant
Admin impact, Retirement, User impact
This message is for customers who are using Microsoft Store for Business or Education.
We are announcing exciting plans that bring together the manageability of Microsoft Endpoint Manager, the openness of the new Microsoft Store, and the flexibility of Windows Package Manager. These plans will enhance the new Microsoft Store experience that is coming soon to both Windows 11 and Windows 10.
Starting in the first half of 2022 you will be able to find applications from the entire breadth of the Microsoft Store catalog and deploy to your managed devices all from within Microsoft Intune, or your unified endpoint management (UEM) solution. This will include support for all the new (and existing) app types coming to the new Microsoft Store including Win32, .NET, Universal Windows Platform (UWP), and Progressive Web Apps (PWAs).
Additionally, we are announcing that the Microsoft Store for Business and Microsoft Store for Education will be retired in the first quarter of 2023. You may continue to use the current capabilities for free apps until that time. There will be no support for Microsoft Store for Business and Education on Windows 11.
Please expect a Message Center update with more information once the preview mentioned above is available for your evaluation.
Timing: Key milestones that we are working toward to improve the overall commercial app management experience:
Windows Package Manager v1.0: Generally available
Intune integration with Windows Package Manager app repository & the new Microsoft Store (Preview): Expected in the first half of 2022
Intune integration with Windows Package Manager app repository & the new Microsoft Store (general availability): Expected in the second half of 2022
Retirement of Microsoft Store for Business and Education for Windows 10: Expected Q1 2023
Action: review and assess impact on your organization
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