Windows 10 news recap: Notepad coming to the Microsoft Store, Plex leaves the Microsoft Store, and more

Jack Wilkinson

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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.

Notepad is coming to the Windows 10 Microsoft Store

Microsoft is working on unbundling Windows 10’s default text editor, Notepad, from the OS by bringing it to the Microsoft Store, allowing it to be updated independently of Windows 10.

bing in notepad

Windows 10 Halo app is being retired today

This week saw the Halo app on Windows 10 being retired, as the developer behind the game, 343 Industries, focuses on bringing Halo: The Master Chief Collection to PC, as well as the next instalment in the franchise, Halo: Infinite. The app will no longer receive any updates.

Windows 10 Plex app leaves the Microsoft Store, New desktop version launched

The Plex app for Windows 10 has left the Microsoft Store. Instead, the company has developed a new desktop version. This marks a shift away from Microsoft’s own store offering, and a move back to standalone software.

Plex for Xbox One app

New Windows Search Home experience is now coming to the Windows 10 October 2018 Update

Users on the Windows 10 October 2018 Update are set to receive the new Windows Search Home experience, after Microsoft began rolling it out based on “positive feedback.”

New Windows Search experience is coming to the Windows 10 October 2018 Update

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