New changes are coming to the Windows Store as part of Windows 10, Microsoft details today. While the company previously unveiled that would be unified the Windows Store to work across phones, tablets, and PCs, today’s information is about how the Windows Store will help businesses and the company promised these new changes will start appeared in the Customer Preview of the operating system.
Today the company announced that a web-based Store portal will be part of this new apps on businesses strategy. Signing in with Azure Active Directory, IT administrators will be able to get into the store, browse apps and get them in bulk. And it will be also possible to make these new apps acquired through the portal available to people in the organization without hassle and users will only have to click once to install them.
Large enterprises will be able to run their own private catalog of apps via System Center Configuration Manager. They also will be able to display apps acquired through the portal pulling app information from the Windows Store.
Microsoft will also offer full control of the Windows Store features and distribution to organizations through System Center Configuration Manager, Microsoft Intune or via mobile device management (MDM) services.
Small businesses, which don’t have a lot of resources, will have the opportunity to create their own private section in the Windows Store to publish their own apps and the once acquired through the Windows Store.
In the coming months Microsoft will also reveal new improvements that will make simpler for IT administrators to manage PCs on their network.
Microsoft is currently in a difficult position with Windows 8, the lack of friendliness in the operating system is making many businesses stick with Windows 7. However, all the new changes in Windows 10 seem that this is going to change. We’re expecting the first Windows 10 Consumer Preview in early 2015, probably by the end of January, but it won’t until mid-2015 that the company will make the operating system available to the masses.