02 January 2019
Microsoft has been working on redesigning the Microsoft Store for quite some time. It has a goal of making it the universal destination for all digital and physical purchases that a Microsoft or Windows user would like to make. In line with the same, Windows Central has shared a report detailing a bunch of design changes that will be coming to the store in coming months.
The biggest change reported is the introduction of dynamic navigation bar for Microsoft Store. This new navigation bar will show menus depending on the type of content a user is browsing. It means if a user is on the Devices section, he will see menus related to hardware products. Similarly, for apps or games, there will be menus for categories, sub-categories, deals, etc. Currently, it offers a static navigation bar with fixed menus which remain the same regardless of what content type you are browsing.
Next up, Microsoft Store will allow users to manage their Microsoft subscriptions directly from the store itself. It will list all currently active subscriptions like Xbox Live, Xbox Game Pass, and Office 365. This will eliminate the need of visiting one's Microsoft account on the web browser to do all these functions.
These features are currently said to be under internal testing but with no words on when exactly it will be made available for insiders and public usage. We will make sure to keep you updated on the same.