Since the introduction of applications (apps) into the Windows operating system family, apps have become a sort of nexus between Windows computer systems and mobile devices. Borrowing much of the ease of use and aesthetic value from mobile device apps, Windows systems have taken another step forward in the name of user friendliness. App management has been given a proverbial facelift in Windows 10 systems, further following their mobile device brethren.
This article will detail application management in Windows 10. We’ll explore the different types of apps, apps and features and enterprise app management. If you have been looking for a solid guide to application management in Windows 10, this article is for you.
What are apps?
This question is really asking something along the lines of “I know about apps for my smartphone. Are they the same for my Windows 10 PC?”
Apps are what were known as programs in pre-Windows 8 versions of the operating system and some apps are even compatible with Windows 7 (desktop apps). They are designed to carry out tasks they were designed by the app programmer to perform, can follow a paid or free licensing model and receive updates which may (or may not) be free.
This change in name is not as profound as it may seem. In fact, installed apps can still be found in their old Windows location. You can find them in Control Panel → Programs and Features. Here, you can manage apps the same way you used to manage programs, including removal.
Different types of apps
These are the plain apps available through the Microsoft store. They are less complex than other types of apps, only one instance can be run at a time and they must follow Microsoft’s licensing model. They (Read more...)
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