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Windows 8/8.1 app distribution ends in 2023
By Thom Holwerda on 2018-08-20 19:30:42

As a part of our Windows device life cycle, Microsoft Store will soon stop accepting new apps with Windows Phone 8.x or earlier or Windows 8/8.1 packages (XAP and APPX). Soon after that date, we will stop distributing app updates to Windows Phone 8.x or earlier and Windows 8/8.1 devices; at that time, updates will only be made available to customers using Windows 10 devices.

Application distribution to Windows 8/8.1 will cease 31 July, 2023.

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