Whether you are just starting a business, looking to build your brand or you are already a seasoned business professional, there are a few things you need to know to get started with your business store. From setting up your management tool to creating unique items for your store, here are a few tips to help you succeed with your new store.
Sign up for the Microsoft Store for Business
Whether you’re a small business administrator or an IT decision maker, you might be interested in signing up for the Microsoft Store for Business. It’s a new portal from Microsoft that allows you to manage apps for your business, and it can be easily integrated with Microsoft Intune.
Store for Business allows you to purchase apps, deploy them to devices, and assign licenses to individuals in your organization. It also supports offline licensing. That means you can deploy and manage applications without an internet connection, which could help you keep up with security updates. You can also use the Device Guard signing portal, which provides a single place to sign catalog files and code integrity policies.
To sign up for the Microsoft Store for Business, you’ll need to have an Azure Active Directory account. You can then sign in to the portal using this account.
Configure your management tool to sync with the Store for Business
Adding an application to your management tools arsenal isn’t the only thing you should do. You should also configure your management tool to sync with the Windows Store for Business. You can do this with an app or a cloud-based app. The Store for Business is a Windows Management framework-based application store that distributes new applications, reclaims old ones, and synchronizes new and updated ones. Its not-so-secret: users rely on the store services to get work done. The Store for Business can also be used to download offline licensed application packages, which can be useful in kiosk mode.
The Store for Business has an official management tool that can be used to configure and manage Windows 10 devices. To get started, you’ll need to have an Azure Active Directory identity.
Legacy desktop apps are coming to the Microsoft Store for Business
Until now, Microsoft Store for Business has not been available to developers who want to sell classic apps. But, the company announced that more legacy desktop apps will be available in the store.
These applications are typically tied to a specific OS version and coding language. Typically, they can be converted to run on Windows 8 with the help of middleware. However, the challenge remains in ensuring that users are able to continue using the app. Having a plan in place for the transition is essential.
Developers can sign up for the Windows Dev Center on MSDN, where they can submit apps to the store. They can also add new apps to the inventory. Eventually, Microsoft plans to allow developers to use third-party transactions. However, it’s not clear how much of a commission the company will charge.