AirWatch integrates with both the online and offline models in the Windows Store for Business. Compare available features to see which model benefits your application management needs.

Feature Online License Model Offline License Model
Different Capabilities
License control

Licenses managed by the Windows Store for Business.

Users can receive applications and claim licenses outside of your AirWatch deployment.

Licenses managed by the enterprise.

Use the offline licensing model to control application packages and updates.

This model offers flexibility but requires attention to ensure that applications stay updated and licenses get renewed.

App package host App package hosted by the Windows Store for Business. App package hosted by the AirWatch file storage for on-premises or in the AirWatch SaaS environment.
Azure Active Directory

Devices must use your Azure Active Directory system to authenticate.

Enable the Azure Active Directory system so AirWatch and the Windows Store for Business can communicate.

Devices do not have to use the Azure Active Directory system to authenticate.

However, you must enable the Azure Active Directory system so AirWatch and the Windows Store for Business can communicate.

Restrict the app store Devices cannot install applications because the restriction prevents the Windows Store for Business on the device. Devices can still install applications because the app packages are hosted in the AirWatch environment.
Same Capabilities
Level where licenses are claimed Licenses claimed by AirWatch for the application at the user level. Licenses claimed by AirWatch for the application at the user level.
License reuse Admins can revoke licenses through AirWatch and reuse them. Admins can revoke licenses through AirWatch and reuse them.

See The Windows Store for Business and AirWatch for more topics about the integration with the Windows Store for Business.