A brand new piece of evidence has emerged so as to add weight to earlier hypothesis that Microsoft goes to be promoting hardware merchandise (and never simply apps) through the Microsoft Store (previously often known as the Windows Store).
The newest rumor comes courtesy of prolific Microsoft leaker WalkingCat, who posted a screenshot of a ‘Shop Surface’ part throughout the Microsoft Store promoting the agency’s Surface units and associated equipment.
ms-windows-store://navigatetopage/?PageName=ShopSurface pic.twitter.com/52qhw392uiOctober 28, 2017
While that is removed from a cast-iron assure that hardware will be bought in Windows 10’s built-in store, the looks of an precise designed-and-implemented part of the store actually makes it look like that is Microsoft’s eventual plan.
Particularly when you think about the sooner rumors we reported on final month, which embrace a tech website efficiently making a hardware buy throughout the store in a preview model of Windows (displaying that the performance is definitely working at some underlying stage, in testing).
While you possibly can, in fact, buy Surface hybrids and different hardware on-line at Microsoft’s internet store, having the ability to take action from immediately inside Windows 10 would add a brand new stage of comfort, to not point out safety (with built-in Windows Hello verification).
And clearly sufficient, for Microsoft, that is one other potential avenue of gross sales, and a method to push its Surface line – which is selecting up momentum in keeping with the corporate’s newest fiscal report.