Windows Store apps: A deployment guide for education

The Windows 8.1 operating system builds on the feature and capabilities in Windows 8. Educational institutions can purchase or create apps for Windows 8.1 that use the new Windows user interface (UI).

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This guide offers several examples of app deployment strategies and considerations when selecting among them. It is written for school district IT pros, school administrators, teachers, and other faculty who are responsible for deploying Windows Store apps on institution-owned or personally owned devices.
  • Planning app deployment
    • Overview of user accounts used in
    • Windows Store app deployment
    • Plan for Windows Store app deployment
    • Plan for app sideloading
    • Plan for when to deploy apps
    • Select the right app deployment method
  • Deploying apps after operating system deployment
    • Use only the Windows Store
    • Use only sideloading
    • Use both the Windows Store and sideloading
  • Deploying apps during operating system deployment
    • Use MDT
    • Using the command line
  • Windows Store app deployment FAQ