farmeunitWPSD Absent Member.
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Windows 8 support and app installation

When is Windows 8 support planned and will we be able to install apps from the Windows Store?

Trying to decide if we need to move to SCCM to manage Windows 8 apps.

Is it possible to run ZCM and SCCM at the same time in a case like this or would performance be too bad?
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jmarton2 Absent Member.
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Re: Windows 8 support and app installation

farmeunitWPSD wrote:

>
> When is Windows 8 support planned and will we be able to install apps
> from the Windows Store?


I know Windows 8 support is planned but I don't have any sort of
timeframe right now.

> Is it possible to run ZCM and SCCM at the same time in a case like
> this or would performance be too bad?


You mean ZMM and SCCM? Sure. I don't see why you couldn't manage
Windows 8 devices with SCCM and Android/iOS with ZMM. Though for
anyone following this thread, that doesn't mean you can't manage
Windows 8 with ZMM. It just means that without a native ZMM app you
don't get enhanced functionality such as app deployment.

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farmeunitWPSD Absent Member.
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Re: Windows 8 support and app installation

Thanks for info, Joe. Actually I meant ZCM and SCCM. ZCM for basically everything, and then SCCM for mainly app management.

Regarding your last comment, how can you manage Windows 8 without a native app? Sorry for being dense on my part. I started using ZMM a while back, but had to abandon it because it lacked a lot functionality compared to Airwatch, so we use Airwatch in production, and frankly, I haven't followed ZMM at all in the last 7-8 months. Our initial reason for getting ZMM was for Android, but we're shifting focus to Windows 8 Enterprise for tablets as well as desktops/laptops. We'll have Windows Store disabled for now until we find some way to actually manage Windows 8 apps.
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jmarton2 Absent Member.
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Re: Windows 8 support and app installation

farmeunitWPSD wrote:

> Thanks for info, Joe. Actually I meant ZCM and SCCM. ZCM for
> basically everything, and then SCCM for mainly app management.


Ah. Well, I guess that depends on the Windows 8 device. If it's
Windows Phone, or Windows RT, then actually the management would be
through ZMM. If it's something running traditional Windows 8, meaning
desktop / laptop / Surface Pro tablet then yeah it would be ZCM.

> Regarding your last comment, how can you manage Windows 8 without a
> native app?


ZMM has the ability to manage any device that supports ActiveSync via
ActiveSync policies. This extends the reach of ZMM to beyond just the
platforms with native app, so for example that picks up Windows 8 and
BB10.

> I started using ZMM a
> while back, but had to abandon it because it lacked a lot
> functionality compared to Airwatch, so we use Airwatch in production,
> and frankly, I haven't followed ZMM at all in the last 7-8 months.


I'd recommend giving it another look. ZMM sees frequent updates,
typically every month or two, and there has been a LOT added since the
last time you looked at it. Plus as we continue our work on
integrating ZMM and ZCM you'll eventually be able to have a single pane
of glass view into all of your devices.

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We know what your world looks like. http://www.novell.com/yourworld/

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farmeunitWPSD Absent Member.
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Re: Windows 8 support and app installation

Thanks for the info, Joe. I'll keep that in mind. Definitely waiting for the integration between the two. We are using full Win8. WinRT is just too limited for us.
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