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How to Deploy an Application with Different Deployment Types

By Garth Jones

As you may recall, I am starting to manage my collection of mobile devices by using Intune with ConfigMgr 2012 (CM12), and one of my tests involved deploying applications to these same devices.

After creating an application with the first deployment type for Android OS, I then showed you how to setup deployment types for iPhones, and Windows.

Finally, I am going to show you how to deploy the app to all of these deployment types!

How to Deploy an Application with Different Deployment Types-Step 1

1. Locate your application (Snag Films), right-click on it and then click on Deploy.

How to Deploy an Application with Different Deployment Types-Step 2 

2. Select your end user Collection and then click Summary.

How to Deploy an Application with Different Deployment Types-Step 3

3. Click Next.

How to Deploy an Application with Different Deployment Types-Step 4

4. Click Close.

Now users in your collection will be able to install Snag Films using ConfigMgr 2012 and Intune.

Next, I will logon to my Android virtual machine (VM) and install Snag Films.

Android VM-Step 1 

1. First, I launch the Company Portal which I previously installed on my Android desktop. Look, Snag Films is already there! Next, I click on Snag Films (Android).

Android VM-Step 2 

2. Click on View in Google Play.

Android VM-Step 3 

3. Click Install and with that click of the button you are done. The app is installed!

Android VM-Installed 

As you can see in the above screenshot, all three apps that I mentioned in my first blog post of this series are installed on my test Android VM.

These posts might make it seem like this is a long process, but when you get the hang of things you should be able to create an application with several different deployment types, and deploy it to your users in under 15 minutes. This includes the time to find the app within their respective stores.