Yet another high-profile app is now available from the Microsoft Store, as AMD has just released a Windows 10-optimized version of its Radeon Software app.
Previously available from AMD’s website as a manual download, AMD Radeon Software is a tool that comes in handy to Windows 10 users whose devices are equipped with AMD graphics cards.
The app lets them control various settings of their GPUs and install the latest drivers when they are released.
The Windows 10 version doesn’t bring any substantial improvements over the existing version published on AMD’s website, but on the other hand, being published in the Microsoft Store means it’s easy to update it to the latest release when it becomes available.
Windows 10 Creators Update and newer required to install the app
The Microsoft Store version of AMD Radeon Software requires Windows 10 Creators Update (version 1703) or newer, and this is just alright given that for consumers, only Windows 10 April 2018 Update (version 1803) and later is supported.
Next month, Microsoft will also discontinue Windows 10 version 1803, and the only supported versions will be Windows 10 October 2018 Update and May 2019 Update. A new release called November 2019 Update is also expected to launch in a few weeks.
Microsoft has been struggling to bring high-profile apps to the Microsoft Store for a while already, and AMD joining the effort is without a doubt good news. This Microsoft Store version of AMD Radeon Software can also be installed on devices running Windows 10 in S Mode, which is limited to apps published in the store and where installing Win32 software is blocked.
Needless to say, despite being published in the Microsoft Store, AMD’s Radeon Software continue to work exclusively on PCs.