Automated Updating for Windows Store Apps
With Windows 8, the Windows Store made it easy to install new modern apps. However, when those apps were updated, you had to go through a series of steps to install the updates: see the live tile for the Store app change to indicate the number of app updates that were available, launch the Store app, click the updates link, select all the updates, click Install. The process would then be repeated, sometimes several times a week.
This can also be set by using the "Turn off Automatic Download and Install of updates" Group Policy setting, but because this makes the whole process effortless for the user, we expect most people to leave this enabled.
About the Author
Michael Niehaus is a Senior Product Marketing Manager at Microsoft, responsible for helping enterprise IT pros with Windows deployment, Windows RT, and Windows manageability needs. Prior to joining the Windows, Michael was a longtime program manager and developer for the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit, having joined Microsoft in 2004 after 14 years working in enterprise IT.
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