2 months ago
In September this year the old Microsoft Store for Business will be totally removed from Intune and hopefully you haven’t forgot about it! Right?! 😎
Also since June this year no apps added from the Store for Business is no longer being updated.
Hold my applications, what should I do now?!
Is there any type of replacement for this? Don’t you worry, of course there is!
The new application management tool in Intune is based on WinGet and will replace the old Microsoft Store for Business.
What is WinGet?
WinGet is like the superhero of app installations on Windows devices. It swoops in to save the day, making software installation as easy as pie (or as smooth as a well-executed update). It allows you to discover, install, update, and uninstall apps from the command line, making the lives of IT admins a whole lot easier.
Why should you care?
If you’re wondering why this matters, let’s just say WinGet is here to save you from the dreaded ”Next, Next, Finish” dance routine that often accompanies manual software installations. It automates the entire process. It will also save you a lot of time if you have been manually packaged apps before.
Intune and WinGet: A Match Made in IT heaven. Now that we’ve introduced the dynamic duo, let’s talk about how Intune and WinGet join forces to simplify app management. With Intune’s integration of WinGet, IT administrators gain a powerful tool to remotely install and manage apps on Windows devices with just a few clicks.
Step-by-Step Guide: Embracing WinGet in Intune
- Go to Intune and head over to the Windows Apps-section.
- Now add a new application called Microsoft Store app (new).
- Now press Search the Microsoft Store app (new).
- From here on you are able to search for your application. Now there are a lot of applications in the WinGet-repository but not all of them. If you can’t find your application I’m afraid that you have to manually package it.
- In this example I will look for Adobe Acrobat Reader DC.
- Once you have picked your desired application it is almost done. You only need to add a logo and decide what category it should be in.
- The last step is now to assign the application to your computers.
- Already done? That’s right!
In a future post we can deep dive a little bit into WinGet and how it works under the hood.
Until then, here is a video explaining it a little further.
More information can be found here: Adding your Microsoft Store for Business and Education apps to the Microsoft Store in Intune – Microsoft Community Hub
Disclaimer: No apps were harmed in the making of this blog post, although a few cookies may have mysteriously disappeared during the writing process.
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