The Windows Store blog has an important post on deploying Metro style Windows 8 apps to businesses. Very much worth reading – twice.
When it comes to building a Metro style app for business users, the first thing you should consider—whether you are a developer or an IT admin—is how you’ll deploy the app. You have two options available:
- Make the app available through the Windows Store, which means the app must adhere to the same certification policies and process required for all apps in the Store
- Build the app internally or sell it directly to the enterprise, which means IT admins must distribute the app directly to end-users within the enterprise, without involving the Store.
The post goes on to discuss two types of business apps
- Business-targeted apps in the Windows Store and
- Direct distribution of a Metro style app (as in a custom and proprietary line-of-business app or enterprise software purchased directly from an ISV).
Head on over and give it a read. And Happy Windows 8-ing !