Windows 8 Metro getting into LOB

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  • Mark,

    First, the problem with this is that such a LOB application will work only in Windows 8.

    Second, did you see how it is complicated to distribute the application: if you don't want to publish the application on the web store, you have to have a domain server! None of my customers has one, because they are small companies without an IT department.


    Friday, April 27, 2012 11:45 AM
  • Patrick, that's an interesting point - that small businesses would have to purchase Active Directory just to get apps deployed. This is a non-starter.

    Sunday, May 06, 2012 2:48 AM
  • I suspect you could create a free app that would go through the store that would require some licensing mechanism after it is downloaded.  That way you wouldn't have to use AD.

    Monday, May 07, 2012 8:28 AM
  • The problem with going through Windows Store is that you'd have difficulty pushing out bug fixes quickly, pending evaluation by Microsoft. For small installations, I wonder if they will have the same kind of "private evaluation" system so that you can deploy and test.

    Monday, May 07, 2012 5:13 PM