Microsoft pushes out an update to the Store for Windows 10 Insiders on the Fast Ring

Microsoft has released an update to the Store on Windows 10, which currently appears to be available only for Windows Insiders on the Fast Ring.

As the company gets closer to the release date of the Anniversary Update, it is pushing out updates for several of its built-in apps, which aims to improve performance and squash some bugs that Insiders have been reporting via the Feedback Hub.

As usual, there is no changelog associated with this update, however, our internal tests have shown improved loading speeds when switching between categories (such as Apps, Games and Music), as well as stability improvements when launching the Store, where sometimes it would take a little while to open, or refuse to open at all. More sections also appear to be lazy-loaded now, where the content does not load until you scroll it into view; previously Collections would be loaded straight away, now it fades in once you reach the bottom.

We also discovered some minor issues that you may come across:

  • Featured section images may only half-load, resulting in text looking out-of-place
  • Certain hover effects may not happen, making the app appear as if it is in a frozen state (Windows 10 PC only)

If you spot any other changes, let us know in the comments.

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