Microsoft is now giving consumer app developers up to 95 percent of their Store app sales

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At its Build 2018 developers conference, Microsoft announced plans to give developers selling their applications through the Microsoft Store a bigger split of revenues earned. Officials said the new fee structure would roll out before the end of calendar 2018. But it took until March 6 for Microsoft to finally implement the promised revenue arrangement.

Developers of consumer applications can receive up to 95 percent of revenues earned under the new system. That number drops to 85 percent if customers find those applications through a Microsoft Store collection, through Microsoft Store search or through other Microsoft owned properties. The new policy applies to app purchases made on all Windows 10 PCs, Windows Mixed Reality headsets,


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