Microsoft today announced three new updates related to Office apps. First, they are revamping Office Store with a major refresh. Second, they are expanding to multiple new international markets and third on the increased visibility of third-party Store apps to both customers and Office sales and deployment partners.
This week marks the formal go-live date for the new, beautiful storefront at its new web page, Store.Office.com, which you can see here:
To help customers find relevant apps faster, the new Store home page features a sleek, modern interface with bold, wide-format app icons and a user-friendly Category browse experience down the left side. The free-text search tool has been improved, too.
Repeat visitors will see the best and latest apps near the top of the home page, thanks to a new robust ranking service that can showcase a unique set of apps every day.
The developer experience is better, too, with faster onboarding of new apps to join the 1,000-plus already in the Store, and the October release of more interactive and frequently-refreshed analytics tools so contributors can assess how their apps are faring in the Store. These improvements in the Seller Dashboard, where apps are submitted, quickly follow the release of the revamped Office Developer Center, where developers can learn how to build and market apps for both public distribution via the Office Store, and privately via the App Catalog in SharePoint.
Read more from the Office blog.