Microsoft opens Windows Store for Business signups ahead of launch
Microsoft appears to be inching closer to the launch of its Windows Store for Business for Windows 10. The company has now published a new web portal for the store, allowing IT administrators to start signing up to use the business-friendly app administration service.
Once live, the Windows Store for Business will allow administrators to easily manage and deploy apps to their teams. According to the new webpage for the store, administrators can assign, reclaim, and reassign licenses, control updates, push apps to individuals and groups, and manage app discovery in a private store.
According to ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley, who first reported on the new web portal, the Windows Store for Business is set to arrive with the Windows 10 Threshold 2 release, which is due out this month. Plans could change, of course, but there's a chance IT administrators could have some new tools on their hands for deploying apps as early as next week.
Source: Microsoft (opens in new tab); Via: ZDNet
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...... Hahahaha, silly Microsoft.
There's such thing called "trimming the fat"... The ecosystem can be so big that things are hard to discover... I don't see why this is necessary when we already have a unified store for W10.. Just use that for everything! One stop shop... SMDH
..... Eliminate confusion, consolidate resources, spread awareness thick❕...
Businesses do not want one unified store, for security reasons. IT managers have always checked applications before allowing the organization personnel to use it. This is one of many reasons some businesses have not switched to W10 yet
Then, doesn't that mean that MS is discrediting, and undermining, the security integrity of W10, and the W10 store❓❓❓
Good to see there's at least some fans left here that can have a mature conversation, and come to a reasonable conclusion... What event was that that you attended????
But, why not just use the W10 unified store❓
Sideloading is nice if devices are all on the same subnet. But we have 32 locations. Using the store portal will be sweeet!