Monday, August 20, 2018

Последние денёчки для Windows Phone 8.x и Windows 8.x

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Important dates regarding apps with Windows Phone 8.x and earlier and Windows 8/8.1 packages submitted to Microsoft Store
As a part of our Windows device life cycle, Microsoft Store will soon stop accepting new apps with Windows Phone 8.x or earlier or Windows 8/8.1 packages (XAP and APPX).  Soon after that date, we will stop distributing app updates to Windows Phone 8.x or earlier and Windows 8/8.1 devices; at that time, updates will only be made available to customers using Windows 10 devices.
 
Take note of the following dates so you can effectively plan your development cycles:
 
    October 31st, 2018 – Microsoft will stop accepting new app submissions with Windows Phone 8.x or earlier or Windows 8/8.1 packages (XAP or APPX)
        This will not affect existing apps with packages targeting Windows Phone 8.x or earlier and/or Windows 8/8.1. You can continue to submit updates to these apps as described below.
    July 1st, 2019 – Microsoft will stop distributing app updates to Windows Phone 8.x or earlier devices.
        You’ll still be able to publish updates to all apps (including those with Windows Phone 8.x or earlier packages). However, these updates will only be made available to Windows 10 devices.
    July 1st, 2023 – Microsoft will stop distributing app updates to Windows 8/8.1 devices.
        You’ll still be able to publish updates to all apps (including those with Windows 8/8.1 packages). However, these updates will only be made available to Windows 10 devices. 
Пользоваться девайсами ещё можно, но ждать, что на них появится, что нибудь новенькое уже нет. Если что-то ещё находится в девелопинге, то есть смысл выкатить быстрее, чтобы добавиться в стор, а потом апдейтами довести до кондиции.