October 25, 2018 9:00 am

Microsoft Store app and game submission deadlines for the 2018 holiday season

The holidays are right around the corner and to take advantage of the holiday traffic increases we see in Microsoft Store, you’ll want to update or submit your app or game no later than Monday, November 13th for Thanksgiving (US) and Thursday, December 13th for the Christmas holiday. You can see the full list of submission deadlines below.

Updating or submitting your app or game early ensures that they will be available during the holiday season!

Microsoft Store app submission deadlines for the holiday season 2018.

Updated October 25, 2018 10:08 am

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  1. Two weeks to publish? What if we have an urgent bugfix before xmas? Doesn’t Azure scale to handle the workload?

  2. How long is Microsoft Store closed for? Is it only closed on those ‘Holiday Dates’? If we submit an application past 12/13 for the Christmas Holiday, when will it be certified and available for publishing? Thanks!