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Deploying app to Mobile Device during development

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  • Developing metro apps on the windows 8 desk top with visual studio is nice and easy.  I am uncertain though how exactly you would deploy the app from the desktop to a mobile device, a table or a phone, during the iterative development process.

    What exactly would the steps be? 

    Also, for installing apps on devices on the corporate intranet, I understand there is a sidealong method.

    This speaks about adding metro apps to an image. Not sure what this means.

    Does this mean to deploy an app a machine needs to be re-imaged.  Or is this some other kind of image.

    Friday, June 29, 2012 6:25 PM

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  • You can deploy your app to a remote device directly from Visual Studio for debugging purposes (or even non-debug purposes via "Debug | Start without Debugging" command).  To enable remote debugging, right-click the JS project and select Properties.  On the property pages, selecting "Debugging" and then select Remote Debugging from the list of targets.  After you select remote debugging, you can enter the machine name/IP address of the device running Windows 8.  Then, just use normal Start Debugging to have the app deployed and launched onto the remote device.  For more information on remote debugging, see http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/hh441469(v=vs.110).aspx.

    As for sideloading of apps for corp environments, you should look at the Win8 IT Pro forums/documentation for more information as they would be better able to answer questions in that area.  See http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/category/w8itpro.


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    Friday, June 29, 2012 6:57 PM

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