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Different versions of the same app allowed on Windows App Store and as an LOB on an enterprise's Store for Business RRS feed

  • Question

  • Is it possible to allow two versions of the same Windows 10 app on the Store, but one through retail distribution and the other version via LOB to an enterprise's Store for Business? Example: Currently have a basic version of a Windows 10 app available on the Windows Store; however, an enterprise client uses a more robust version of the same app. It is currently being sideloaded, but it would be helpful if this version could be offered to them through their Store for Business as an LOB app while still having the other version still available on the main Windows Store. Is this possible/allowed?

    Thanks!




    • Edited by Eric SS Wednesday, May 24, 2017 5:44 PM
    Wednesday, May 24, 2017 5:40 PM

Answers

  • Hi Eric,

    >Is it possible to allow two versions of the same Windows 10 app on the Store, but one through retail distribution and the other version via LOB to an enterprise's Store for Business?

    Yes, it's allowed. But you might need to reserve a new app name for your LOB submission. You cannot update a new version and change the distribution option under the same app name in Dev Center since that will make your app not available in Windows Store.

    So you need to create a new app name and configure the submission.

    Select the enterprise(s) which should be able to get the app. No one else will be able to access it.

    Windows Store for business is currently available in these markets. If the organization is not located in the supported markets, they might need to deploy the apps directly to machines via sideloading.

    If it's helpful, please mark it as answer so that other community can find it more conveniently.

    Thanks for your understanding.

    Best regards,

    Mattew Wu


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    • Marked as answer by Eric SS Thursday, May 25, 2017 4:04 AM
    Thursday, May 25, 2017 2:44 AM