Distributing your UWP app through sideloading

With Windows 8.X, Microsoft heavily promoted the idea of app distribution through their Windows Store. Indeed, we have covered this concept, because it is an easy way to sell and/or distribute your app to new and existing users. However, longtime Windows developers are used to the idea of controlling their application's distribution from start to finish. Additionally, there may be business reasons that make it impractical, if not impossible, to distribute a program through an outside vendor.

To address these and other concerns, Windows 10 supports the concept of sideloading apps. This term refers to the concept of taking a properly packaged UWP app and distributing it to end users outside of the Windows ...

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