Microsoft’s Windows Store has a prominent addition – including iTunes with Apple Music
Even at the launch of Windows 10 S, Microsoft had an important new addition to the Windows Store with Spotify. At Build 2017, the company announced further important applications that will populate Microsoft’s digital app shop by the end of 2017.
Where there is Spotify, Apple’s competitor iTunes should not be missing – however, the application will not be available in the Windows Store until the end of this year. But then with full functionality including Apple Music, iTunes Store and support for the iPhone and the other iOS devices.
Windows Store: Also SAP and Autodesk with UWP apps
Not only Apple wants to bring its app to the Windows store, the SAP software solution for executives, SAP Digital Boardroom, will also be available in Microsoft’s app store this month, according to Microsoft.
In addition, Autodesk, which already presented its drawing app with the UWP application “SketchBook” in summer 2016, wants to publish the 3D game engine and real-time rendering software Autodesk Stingray and provide support for Windows Mixed Reality .
Microsoft has been trying since 2015 with the announcement of Project Centennial, with which developers can make their existing .Net- and Win32-based Windows applications fit for the Windows Store, to let the store grow. So far, the efforts have not been crowned with success. The first applications trickled in only in September 2016.
With the upcoming start of Windows 10 S , Microsoft is keen to get as many applications as possible in the in-house Windows store. Because in the new Windows version, which was primarily developed for educational institutions, only applications that are offered in the Windows Store can be installed. The installation of exe files is blocked.