Microsoft Will Stop Accepting Win8 Apps In October

Microsoft Will Stop Accepting Win8 Apps In October

Ever since Windows 10 arrived in 2015, Microsoft seems hell-bent of getting rid of older versions of Windows. From prolonged free upgrades to some downright aggressive tactics, the company pushed the OS harder than any previous version. However, its biggest hurdle is still Windows 7. Windows 8 on the other hand, has been dying in the background. Now Microsoft is prepared to nail the coffin shut. October 31, 2018 will be the last day for developers to submit Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows Phone 8 apps to the Microsoft Store. After that date, all apps must be Universal Windows Platform (UWP) compliant. Additionally, the last day of updates for Windows Phone 8 is July 1, 2019. The desktop version will retain support until 2023.

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