I have 300 or more tablets I need to roll out my newly created metro style app to.
I've done these steps but what is next:
Go to the Visual Studio store menu
Select Create app packages
When prompted for whether the package is for the store select no
Follow the prompts as usual for platform etc.
When completed open the output folder
In the output folder will be a folder named after your app with the extension _Test
This folder contains everything needed to sideload your app
Copy this folder to the target machine
In this folder is a file named Add-AppDevPackage.ps1
Right click the file and select Run with PowerShell
Then follow the instructions. If there is no developer license on the machine,
you will be walked through adding one. You will be asked to accept the key which Visual Studio has created for you.
So that's it. Run Add-AppDevPackage with PowerShell and accept all prompts.
Marked as answer by Roberts_E (Microsoft Moderator) Thursday, November 14, 2013 5:25 PM
I can't do the developer license on all 300 tablets?? and the key Visual Studio provides is a temporary key right?
This is a system adminstration question, not a development question.
You are right. You don't want to use the developer license in production. See Try It Out: Sideload Windows Store Apps on TechNet for how to enable side-loading on your systems.
If your Windows 8.1 Pro systems are on a domain then they don't need a separate key. You just need to enable them for side-loading. See Windows 8.1 Update: Sideloading Enhancements
The Windows RT systems can't join the domain so they'll need a key. If you're enrolled in a volume license program (see the Sideloading Enhancements link for which ones) you should be able to get side-loading keys from that. If not then you can buy an Enterprise Sideloading key through the Open License program.
See the Windows Volume Licensing Guide and Sideloading Licensing Changes FAQ
I was able to resolve my issue once I worked with Microsoft Professional Services. Here are the steps needed to deploy a Windows 8 Store app for anyone else looking for help on this.
And the missing piece of the puzzle: What is a Sideload key and how can I get one?
Documentation on this is confusing so here is what I needed to know and found out
Once you get your xxxxx-xxxxx- Slideloading key from the distributor, here are the steps to installing it on the device (Section 2 Step 3)
Once I installed that my application worked.