Windows users are not at all satisfied with the Microsoft Store

by Don Sharpe
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  • The Windows 11 Store has been revamped and is attracting a lot more visitors.
  • However, users aren't at all happy with how the platform turned out nowadays.
  • Most of the complaints are related to the software part of the Store, not hardware.
  • Still, important applications such as Teams are nowhere to be found in the Store.

Since the release of Windows 11, the Microsoft Store has been receiving updates with big apps making their way to the store.

And it’s only going to get better once more Android apps are going to be added to the Store’s roster, as rumor has it.

Furthermore, Windows 11 seems to be driving three times more traffic to the revamped Microsoft Store, according to Microsoft’s own Panos Panay.

But is that enough to revive this trainwreck on an application, or are these attempts just too little, too late?

The Microsoft Store still lacks usefull and important software

As we’re pretty sure all of us know by now, what was once the Windows Store has now merged and became part of the Microsoft Store.

Nowadays, you can find hardware as well as software on this platform, but the users that do visit the Store leave a bit disappointed, as they either don’t find what they’re looking for, or they find a different, cheap version.

Sure, if you’re looking for basic Microsoft apps such as Word, Excell, or other software included in the Office suite, you can find them there.

But what about other popular applications from the Redmond tech giant? Needless to say, one of their most successful endeavors is by far Teams.

The app’s usage has grown exponentially ever since the global COVID-19 pandemic has started, with almost every other company using it as their main communication/conferencing platform.

But can you find Teams on the Microsoft Store? The answer, unfortunately, is no, you can’t. Other important software is also missing and users are starting to see this more like a flea market, than an online app store.

Displeased users took to forums and social media platforms such as Reddit to express their opinions vis-a-vis the Microsoft Store, and they weren’t too cheerful.

The windows store looks really like the first years of the android app store, filled with nonsense, in this case also with less actually good apps.

Don’t get the wrong idea, not everyone absolutely hates the Store, however, there are more complaints than good things said about the software.

Sure, if you’re looking for some hardware, you’re bound to find something you like and need, but when it comes to useful apps, you’re better off checking the official websites.

All this Microsoft talk of revamping and improving the Store has users wondering if this is the best the company can do in this matter.

But, let’s not forget that the new operating system is still very young and lots of things are still bound to change.

What are your feelings toward the Microsoft Store? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.