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Can I deploy a Metro Style App without Windows Store?

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  • We create a Metro Style App which has the following functions:

          1. Plase pin/unpin "secondary tile" to Start screen (Metro UI).

          2. Open the management and other functions for our product.

    We want to install this Metro Style App during installing our product.  If we do not place it to Windows store,  can we install this Metro Style App during installing our product?  How to do it?

    Thanks,

    Recky

    Wednesday, June 20, 2012 7:28 AM

Answers

  • Here's an alternative:

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh852635.aspx

    I only quickly scanned the article but basically you add the app to the Windows 8 image. I guess this is what large corporations would want to do if they have an internal company specific WinRT application.


    http://blog.voidnish.com

    • Marked as answer by Jesse Jiang Wednesday, July 4, 2012 7:26 AM
    Wednesday, June 20, 2012 12:10 PM
  • Can you elaborate on the type of product you mention installing above? It isn't sounding like this would be an appropriate use for a Metro style app, changing features and settings for some other application or service. There is however a classification of apps for device vendors wanting to provide a Metro style interface called Metro style Device Apps. See this documentation for more details on that subject:

    Windows 8 Device Experience: Metro style Device Apps


    David Lamb

    • Marked as answer by Jesse Jiang Wednesday, July 4, 2012 7:26 AM
    Wednesday, June 20, 2012 6:51 PM
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  • This is not a supported scenario for Metro app deployment where you are expected to go via the store. Two exceptions:

    1) If you have a developer license on the machine, you can directly deploy it on it. But you'd need one for each machine you deploy on.

    2) During Build, it was mentioned that a company could do an internal deployment of an app that will only be used within its intranet (I don't remember the details, nor do I know if this was eventually implemented/supported).


    http://blog.voidnish.com

    Wednesday, June 20, 2012 12:08 PM
  • Here's an alternative:

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh852635.aspx

    I only quickly scanned the article but basically you add the app to the Windows 8 image. I guess this is what large corporations would want to do if they have an internal company specific WinRT application.


    http://blog.voidnish.com

    • Marked as answer by Jesse Jiang Wednesday, July 4, 2012 7:26 AM
    Wednesday, June 20, 2012 12:10 PM
  • Can you elaborate on the type of product you mention installing above? It isn't sounding like this would be an appropriate use for a Metro style app, changing features and settings for some other application or service. There is however a classification of apps for device vendors wanting to provide a Metro style interface called Metro style Device Apps. See this documentation for more details on that subject:

    Windows 8 Device Experience: Metro style Device Apps


    David Lamb

    • Marked as answer by Jesse Jiang Wednesday, July 4, 2012 7:26 AM
    Wednesday, June 20, 2012 6:51 PM
    Moderator