Publish a new app to the Microsoft Store
June 24, 2021PWA Builder documentation
This guide shows how to publish your PWA as a new app in the Store. If you already have an app in the Store, you should instead update your existing app.
Enroll in Windows developer program
Login to Windows Partner Center with your Microsoft account.
Then, go to your dashboard to see your enrolled programs. If
Windows & Xbox is listed, great, you’re already enrolled. If not, choose
Windows & Xbox, choose
Create your app
Now that you’re enrolled in the Windows developer program, on the left-side nav bar, under
Windows & Xbox, choose
Overview, and click
Create a new app:
Start a new submission
If you haven’t yet generated your Windows app package through PWABuilder, do that first; you now have everything you need to generate your app package.
Once you’ve done that, follow the steps below.
Start a new Submission:
On the submission details page, you’ll see your most recent app submission. Click
Packages to upload your app packages:
On the packages screen, click
Browse your files. When browsing for your files, choose both package files,
💁🏾♂️ Heads up
Once your packages finish uploading, you may see warnings about restricted capabilities:
These warnings can be safely ignored.
💁♂️ Other errors
If you’re getting other errors when uploading your packages, see fixing package errors.
Once you upload both package files, you should see something like this, with both packages listed:
💁🏽♀️ Heads up:
Your classic app package has a lower version than the main app package. So if you packaged your PWA as version 2.0.0, the classic app package will be version 1.9.0. This way you can submit both packages as a single app.
Lastly, in the platforms support list, choose
Windows 10 Desktop and uncheck all other platforms:
💁🏿♀️ Heads up
While your PWA will run on Windows 10 desktop today, we expect Xbox support to land in 2021. 😎
Save to save your packages and return to the submission details screen.
Complete remaining options
You should now see the submission status. Fill out any incomplete statuses:
💁🏼♀️ Heads up
Submission options, you may receive a warning about restricted capabilities:
You can write, “Needed for PWA Hosted App model, created by pwabuilder.com”
Complete all such statuses, then click
Submit to the Store when finished.
Need more help?
If you’re having trouble with your app store submission, be sure to read fixing package errors.
If you’re still hitting issues, we’re here to help. You can open an issue and we’ll help walk you through it.