Companies have more options when it comes to Windows apps

A new move by Microsoft opens up businesses to many more developers and apps. Here’s what you need to know.

Microsoft announced that developers will now be able to sell apps in bulk through the Windows Store for Business. This allows IT decision-makers to purchase apps in volume for all their users.

That’s a big move. It means you can now acquire Windows apps directly from developers and push them out to your users much more quickly than in the past.

There is a bit of a catch, however.

No volume discounts … yet

One major downside of this announcement is that if you’re going to purchase apps in this way, don’t expect to see any savings right away.

As of right now, the only way to acquire the apps is to pay for them in bulk. There’s no pricing discount for acquiring them all at the same time.

And while this will open a lot of new applications for you, some of them may not be quite as quality as others. Be sure to examine the privacy, cost and security of each app – and balance decisions accordingly.