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Side load Windows 8 Apps without Configuration Manager – Migration and Deployment (Part 17 of 19)

Download the evaluation of Windows 8!Did 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.


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Kevin is an engaging and highly sought-after speaker and webcaster who has landed several times on Microsoft's top 10 webcast list, and has delivered many top-scoring TechNet events and webcasts. In his past outside of Microsoft, Kevin has held positions such as software engineer, information systems professional, and information systems manager. He loves sharing helpful new solutions and technologies with his IT professional peers.

A prolific blogger, Kevin shares his thoughts, ideas and tips on his “Full of I.T.” blog (http://aka.ms/FullOfIT). He also contributes to and moderates the TechNet Forum IT Manager discussion (http://aka.ms/ITManager), and presents live TechNet Events throughout the central U.S. (http://www.technetevents.com). When he's not busy learning or blogging about new technologies, Kevin enjoys digital photography and videography, and sings in a band. (Q: Midlife crisis? A: More cowbell!) He continues to challenge his TechNet Event audiences to sing Karaoke with him.