Upload a test version of application with restricted access RRS feed

  • Question

  • Is it possible to upload a test version of an application that will allow access/download for restricted group of users/testers?
    Tuesday, November 20, 2012 3:05 PM


  • Unfortunately, the Windows App Store doesn't currently have a way to limit distribution, provide beta / testing keys, or free / gift keys. The only way to hand your App out for testing is to create a package in Visual Studio 2012 and send it to them yourself, outside of the store. This is an area that many developers have asked Microsoft to improve on, and they have indicated that they are taking it under consideration.

    Author of Alpaca Children's Story Books App for Windows 8

    • Marked as answer by egandyl Wednesday, November 21, 2012 6:38 AM
    Tuesday, November 20, 2012 3:15 PM