Windows 10 news recap: Microsoft Store receives design overhaul, Panos Panay says Surface Phone is not in the roadmap, and more

Jack Wilkinson

Welcome back to our Windows 10 news recap, where we go over the top stories of the past week in the world of Microsoft’s flagship operating system.

Windows 10 Microsoft Store updated to look more like web version

The Microsoft Store on Windows 10 has received a design overhaul to resemble the web version. The new store looks slick and modern, take a look below.

Panos Panay confirms new Surface form factors and evolution of communication

In a direct answer to whether Microsoft has a Surface Phone in its future roadmap, Panos Panay has directly stated “It doesn’t include a Surface Phone,” but did confirm the company is looking at new form factors, based on the way people want to use their devices.

Surface Phone / Surface Note concept

Microsoft To-Do app gains new importance and user features

Microsoft To-Do on Windows 10 now has the ability to set tasks as important, giving them a higher priority level, while also showing important tasks in a separate list for easy viewing. Shared lists will now show who’s added and completed tasks.

Microsoft To-Do app

VLC app gains ChromeCast support on Windows 10 Mobile & PC

For those who use ChromeCast, the VLC app on Windows 10 has now added support for the functionality, adding in another feature that existed on the desktop and Android apps.

VLC app on Windows 10

That’s it for this week. We’ll be back next week with more Windows 10 news!