Windows Store For Business


Hello,

Windows Store for business is an exciting new concept of a seperate Windows Store for business users. You log on with your corporate account and have access to commercial or LOB apps provided by your company.

https://businessstore.microsoft.com/en-gb/lob/AppDetails/

Let’s get started !

Log on as admin and invite a publisher, this allows that specific account to upload a universal application in order to be available in the Windows Store for company X. This should be a Microsoft Dev Account ( personal or Business, both work ).

High-level the process is as follows

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Now in this scenario we will only present the LOB by the Windows Store for business, you can however also deploy the app offline by using ESD or sync with a your MDM for deployment ( Intune ex. )

Additional info about these scenario’s can be found here https://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/itpro/windows/manage/manage-apps-windows-store-for-business-overview

After completing check your LOB publishers.

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Check the LOB publishers in order to verify the user is approved

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Now as soon as your publisher has uploaded his/her custom universal app and validation has succeeded it will be available in your store ( may take approx 48 hours !)

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48hours later … All right … app available.

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Now you can add the app to your inventoy …

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Now open Manage -> Inventory and you should see your universal app.

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Now add your app to the private store.

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Add in progress ( may take up to 24 hours )

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Wait for it ! Meanwhile you can see the mixture of personal and corporate account linked to the Windows Store. In my case I have multiple accounts added on my Azure AD joined machine so you’ll see both accounts. If I click a link in the normal, commercial store my hotmail account will be used, in a link from the Realdolmen store my corporate account will be used.

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Now let’s install the test app

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Yes installed !

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Now you as an admin can see the used license and recall if required, now this particular test app has unlimited licenses.

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Now we also observed that as soon as a new version of our universal app is uploaded to the store the application is updated without any notification / interaction from the user.

Enjoy.

Gino D

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