http://mschnlnine.vo.llnwd.net/d1/inetpub/kevinremde/KROmniture.htmDid you know, with the right policy and certificate in place, that you can deploy Windows 8 applications very easily? In fact, once the pieces are in place, it’s as easy as running a script or launching an install from a file share.
“Basically as easy as most all older Windows applications, without the store?”
Exactly. This is a process known as “side loading” Windows 8 applications. Your organization can deploy trusted (and that’s an important word. I’ll say it again: trusted) applications to your users without requiring them to get them from the public windows app store.
In part 17 of our 19-part “Migration and Deployment” series, Tommy Patterson describes how to configure policy, verify certificates, and deploy a Windows 8 app directly to a Windows 8 machine.