This feedback was filed by a user, using the survey we had before we switched to UserVoice. Popular ideas have been moved to UserVoice.
This is something we hear a lot, but there are degrees of server support – just like the desktop client, or just a subset of those features. We would love to get more specific in a survey we just put up here https://microsoft.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0P65dThvhzD5ZUV. We’ll leave it up until mid January, since the holidays will have some people out of town for a few weeks. Thanks! We look forward to hearing from you!
You didn’t mention which platform – it’s a little bit different for each because the operating systems have different ways of approaching how an external app installs other apps. The Windows Phone company portal had real-time status, then it went away for a while in the Store version of the portal, but came back.