Microsoft Store finally adds desktop apps

Nearly 4 years after its launched, the Microsoft Windows Store has added desktop apps from third-party developers. It's probably surprising that this hasn't happened earlier as the theory behind the Windows Store was to have that "one stop shop" for Windows 8 users to find whatever app they needed. At this point there won't be a ton of selection, but at least it's a start. The Verge has the full story.

Microsoft's Windows Store originally launched alongside Windows 8 nearly four years ago. Instead of listing existing desktop apps and useful Windows tools, the Windows Store has always been used as a way to push Microsoft's new universal apps. Microsoft is finally changing the way the Windows Store works this week, allowing third-party developers to easily bring their existing desktop apps and games over to the universal app platform.