Pop Quiz: Windows 8.1 App Deployment
Applies to the "Configure hardware and applications" objective of Exam 70-687.
Q: A company's app deployment team needs to make a Windows 8.1 app available to all users with the least of amount of administrative effort.
Which method can be used to make an app available to all users?
- Publish it to the Microsoft Store
- Assign it with a GPO
- Add it the deployment image
- Deploy it with App-V
Answer is A. Publishing an app to the Microsoft Store makes it available to all users both inside and outside a company's network.
Quick Tip: An app published with a digital certificate trusted by a user's device will be installed and allowed to run, or not run using AppLocker.
Reference: Windows Dev Center: Publish Your App in the Windows Store
Bonus Question: What is the command that can be used to view all wireless profiles on a Windows 8.1 device? (The answer, of course, will be revealed next time!)
Answer to bonus question from last week:
PnPUtil.exe is the name of the command-line utility that can be used to pre-stage drivers in a Windows 8.1 device.
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