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What's new in Microsoft Store for Business and Education

Latest updates for Store for Business and Education

June 2024

The Microsoft Store for Business and Microsoft Store for Education portals will retire on August 15, 2024. For more information about this change, see Update to Intune integration with the Microsoft Store on Windows and FAQ: Supporting Microsoft Store experiences on managed devices. If you are using offline licensing, you can use the WinGet Download command to continue to access offline apps and license files.

Previous releases and updates

January 2024

Removal of private store capability from Microsoft Store for Business and Education

The private store tab and associated functionality was removed from the Microsoft Store for Business and Education portal. This includes the ability to add apps to private groups and to download and install apps from the private store.

We recommend customers use the Private app repository, Windows Package Manager, and Company Portal app to provide a private app repository within their organization.

May 2023

  • Tab removed from Microsoft Store apps on Windows 10 PCs.

April 2023

  • Tab removed from Microsoft Store apps on Windows 11 PCs.

October 2018

  • Use security groups with Private store apps

September 2018

  • Performance improvements

August 2018

  • App requests

July 2018

  • Bug fixes and performance improvements

June 2018

  • Change order within private store collection
  • Performance improvements in private store

May 2018

  • Immersive Reading app available in Microsoft Store for Education

April 2018

  • Assign apps to larger groups
  • Change collection order in private store
  • Office 365 subscription management

March 2018

  • Performance improvements in private store
  • Private store collection updates
  • Manage Skype communication credits
  • Upgrade Office 365 trial subscription

January & February, 2018

  • One place for apps, software, and subscriptions
  • Create collections of apps in your private store
  • Upgrade Office 365 trial subscription
  • Supporting Microsoft Product and Services Agreement customers
  • Microsoft Product and Services Agreement customers can invite people to take roles

December 2017

  • Bug fixes and performance improvements

November 2017

  • Export list of Minecraft: Education Edition users
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements

October 2017

  • Bug fixes and performance improvements

September 2017

  • Manage Windows device deployment with Windows Autopilot Deployment
  • Request an app
  • My organization
  • Manage prepaid Office 365 subscriptions
  • Manage Office 365 subscriptions acquired by partners
  • Edge extensions in Microsoft Store
  • Search results in Microsoft Store for Business