Sideloading is the process of installing a Line of Business (LoB) app onto a Windows RT or Windows 8 device without the need to publish the app to the Windows Store. System Center Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 is able to publish apps for sideloading on Windows 8 Enterprise devices natively and can use Windows Intune to publish apps for sideloading to Windows RT devices. In the following video I show you how to sideload in just this way.
This video is broken down into just two parts:
If you want to give this a try, download the Windows Server 2012 Evaluation and System Center Evaluation, then give part 003 a view to help you connect Configuration Manager to Windows Intune. If you find the video helpful please “like” it on YouTube.
In this video I explain the process of making a Windows Store app available to Windows Intune clients using System Center Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 to publish the apps through the Windows Intune company portal. This process is known as deeplinking and allows an enterprise to publish apps from the Windows Store to Windows RT clients. The video is broken into segments:
This is the fourth video in this series, the other videos can be found on The Deployment Sessions mini-site.
If you want to give this a try you’ll need to get the Windows Server 2012 Evaluation and the System Center 2012 SP1 Evaluation. Also take a look at part 003 to connect Config Manager to Windows Intune.
System Center Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 can be connected to Windows Intune to enable mobile device management of Windows RT, Windows Phone, iOS and Android devices. This is a great solution because these types of devices expect an “always on” connection to the Internet and Windows Intune provides that “always on” management layer since it’s a public cloud service. In this video I connect Windows Intune to Configuration Manager and enrol a Windows RT device with our Windows Intune account. Doing so provides a company portal enabling our users to connect their own devices and download software prescribed by the IT department. Skip to 12 minutes if you just want to see the Windows RT experience.
This is a tricky area, so here’s some instructions to help you along
I can’t stress enough how important it is to do things in this order, if you don’t you’ll end up having to wait up to 72 hours for things to work through the various components to undo changes (which I did although only 25 minutes but it depends on the size of your directory).
First thing’s first you will need to download System Center Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 and have Windows Server 2012 to run it on, then setup your lab, once you have you can follow this video and these instructions…
In this Deployment Sessions video I take you through deploying a line of business app using System Center Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 to “side load” a Windows Store app. The app is in the form of an appx package, something that an ISV might give to a customer for them to deploy internally.
If you want to try this at back at the office there are some things you’ll need to have:
This is the first in a new series of videos I’m working on that show how deployment works for modern apps, Windows Store apps, Windows 8 apps, Windows RT apps or Appx packages – whatever you like to call them. There are a few ways that you can deploy these types of apps to Windows 8 and Windows RT devices using System Center Configuration Manager 2012 SP1, Windows Intune and Microsoft Deployment Services Toolkit 2012 SP1 (MDT 2012 SP1). In this first video I’m take a look at deeplinking an app from the Windows Store and deploying it to a Windows 8 Enterprise device. If you just want to see the client experience jump to 5 minutes.
A few notes on the technical requirements to make this work, so you can try it out in your lab: