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Auto-provisioning of Windows Apps

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Behind the scenes, Workspace ONE UEM is managing the device.  A key aspect of UEM management is over-the-air (OTA) Windows application deployment. 

  • No longer do PCs need to be tied to local area network (LAN) computer management systems for native Windows app management. Both Windows 10 desktops and Windows 10 mobile devices can now have Windows apps managed OTA by Workspace ONE UEM.
  • Workspace ONE UEM provides a variety of different application distribution options to meet the variety of installation scenarios found in an enterprise. The application deployment framework supports MSI, EXE, and ZIP-based deployments, public apps from the Windows Store, as well as complex script-based applications through product provisioning.
  • Content Delivery Network (CDN) integration globally extends your organization's app deployment for fast and secure app delivery.

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Workspace ONE UEM App Distribution and Management

On the device, in the Hub, go to Apps > Categories > Windows Apps.


Here you'll see all the Windows apps (i.e., Win32 apps) managed and available for deployment by UEM.

Windows's native VMware Horizon Client, Carbon Black Cloud Sensor, Workspace ONE Tunnel, Google Chrome, and Zoom apps are configured to automatically deploy. These apps have been already delivered to the demo device by Workspace ONE UEM's software distribution over CDN. 

Workspace ONE UEM's Windows app distribution and management are doing the same things that traditional LAN-based tools, like SCCM, have done with native apps, but Workspace ONE UEM is doing it over the air. Devices no longer have to be tied to the organization's LAN.

Several additional Windows Apps are set up for software distribution. Select Windows Apps to filter out all Windows apps, both Windows Desktop and UWP apps.

Choose one of the Windows Apps and push it to your device. 7-Zip is a good one to pick as its small package should install relatively quickly.

You’ll receive a notification on the device regarding the installation.

In Workspace ONE UEM, apps delivered via software delivery are set up through the familiar UEM workflow (not part of this demo).  Additionally, with Windows Apps, comprehensive deployment, install, dependency, detection, and uninstall settings are configured to suit enterprises' various complex app deployment needs.

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