Assign apps to employees

Applies to

  • Windows 10


Microsoft Store for Business and Microsoft Store for Education will be retired in the first quarter of 2023. You can continue to use the current capabilities of free apps until that time. For more information about this change, see Update to Intune integration with the Microsoft Store on Windows and FAQ: Supporting Microsoft Store experiences on managed devices.

Admins, Purchasers, and Basic Purchasers can assign online-licensed apps to employees or students in their organization.

To assign an app to an employee

  1. Sign in to Microsoft Store for Business or Microsoft Store for Education.
  2. Click Manage, and then choose Apps & software.
  3. Find an app, click the ellipses under Action, and then choose Assign to people. -OR- Click the app, and then click Assign User.
  4. Type the email address for the person you're assigning the app to, and click Assign.

Employees will receive an email with a link that will install the app on their device. Click the link to start Microsoft Store app, and then click Install. Also, in Microsoft Store app, they can find the app under My Library.