Workspace ONE UEM supports the offline and online licensing models in the Microsoft Store for Business. This topic describes the requirements for the offline and online licensing model .

Requirements common for both Offline and Online Licensing Model

  • Windows 10+ Devices - Deploy to Windows 10+ devices because they are compatible with the bulk-acquirement and application deployment processes.

    Use the Windows Desktop or Windows Phone platforms when assigning applications.

    You can deploy applications acquired through the bulk purchase process to older devices, like Windows 8 devices. The devices receive applications from Workspace ONE UEM through the regular process, and the system does not manage these applications.

  • Azure Active Directory Services - Configure Azure Active Directory services in Workspace ONE UEM to enable the communication between the systems. This configuration enables Workspace ONE UEM to manage Windows devices and applications on these devices.

    You do not need an Azure AD Premium account to integrate with the Microsoft Store for Business. This integration is a separate process from the automatic MDM enrollment.

    Important: Integration only works when you configure it in the same organization group where you configured Azure Active Directory Services.
  • Microsoft Store for Business Admin Account with Global Permissions - Acquire applications with a Microsoft Store for Business admin account. Global permissions enable admins to access all systems to acquire, manage, and distribute applications.

Requirements for Online License Model

Azure Active DirectoryDevice users must use Azure Active Directory to authenticate to content.

Requirements for Offline License Model

File Storage Enabled for on-premises Workspace ONE UEM stores Microsoft Store for Business applications on a secure file storage system. On-premise environments must enable this feature in the Workspace ONE UEM console by adding the tenant identifier and tenant name on the Directory Services page. This requirement is part of the process to configure Azure AD Services.

Workspace ONE UEM imports all the application packages and disables assignment actions while the process is in progress. When you reimport packages for purposes such as updates, Workspace ONE UEM downloads only those packages that changed.If you do not restrict the use of the app store on devices, then application updates push to devices from the Microsoft Store for Business.If you restrict the use of the app store on devices, then import updated applications in Workspace ONE UEM. Then, notify device users to install the updated version from the AirWatch Catalog.