Windows Store apps will now be automatically updated in the background. Users have the option of turning off automatic updates, especially useful to those in areas with limited bandwidth.
The focus of the Windows Store redesign is on recommendations. When you open the Windows Store you will see an editorial sections of the top new apps, idf you scroll to the right you will see “pick for you.” The store also features a list of recently launched apps and apps that are currently popular with other users. The list of top free and paid apps are still there too., Bing powers the recommendation engine and will provide you with a personalized list of apps based on a number of factors. App listings are much more descriptive now, you can see screenshots, ratings, top reviews, details about the app and a list of related apps, as well as apps by the same developer on one single side-scrolling page.
Microsoft is rapidly approaching 100,00 apps in the Windows Store and announced today that a Facebook App would be coming to Windows 8.1.