This is a free Windows 8 internal app Store for companies that doesn't use Windows InTune or SCCM 2012. This can be seen as a company portal/hub to company LOB apps (web apps, internal ModernUI apps or Windows Store apps).
Using Windows 8 Company Store, the IT department will be able to provide access to:
- Internal Modern UI applications (this requires side loading rights. Installation will have to be done by a powershell script or another mechanism, get more details on companystore.CodePlex.com)
- Windows Store applications (this requires a Microsoft Account and access to the Windows Store):
- Open the store if the application is missing, launch it otherwise
- Links to internal/external web sites
This store can be filled using a simple XML file held in the user profile. File that could be easily updated using Group Policy Preference. In this XML file, you will be able to group applications as well as define each application properties, like name, description and logo.
Finally, companies will also be able to deliver news using two streams (RSS/Atom) of information.
This package contains a demo configuration file, but you will be able to use this package with your own configuration file. Get more information on Companystore.CodePlex.com
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