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  • Enough with information overload

    Too much data, too many apps and too little time for IT makes it hard to get anything done.

  • The Apportal Advantage

    Customize your Windows Apportal by role, run any App from Windows 8, and simplify your App management.

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Virtually everything you need in a single view.

Built on top of Windows 8, Apportals organize and reveal data and apps needed for a specific role or task. This breakthrough functionality enables users to search less and solve more.

Anatomy of a Windows Apportal

Windows Apportal Advantages

If it runs in Windows, it runs in a Windows Apportal

Built on Windows 8.1, Apportals are powered by OS-level interoperability, with no fragile API calls to impact stability. They provides virtually anywhere, anytime access on Windows 8.1 devices—including all native touch, auto snap, and security features.

Simplifies app management

Windows Apportals are deployed and automatically updated through the Corporate App Store. This structure streamlines app management, keeping your IT staff more productive. It also gives users easy access to line of business apps and consumer apps, and these constructs can be quickly built and implemented right out of the box.

Role-based views

Tapping the power of the Windows Active Directory, Windows Apportals can filter, share, and display data on live tiles based on a user’s role. Extending to Grid Tiles and back-end data sources, users can find every app, link and relevant metric for a specific task.

Mobile extensibility

Serving an always-on customer, Windows Apportals are adaptive to practically any mobile enviroment. Build it once and it works virtually everywhere—developers can reach more people in less time on the Windows platform.

Costs and Licensing

Apportals are a feature of Windows 8.1 – there are no additional costs or licensing. Customers can build Apportals themselves with the 215 page “Guide to Building a Windows Apportal” available on Microsoft.com.

Customers may also work with Microsoft Partners or Microsoft Consulting Services (MCS)*.

Once a customer has built their Windows Apportal, they will need to have an active Windows 8 license on the device to which they are installing. Organizations will primarily deliver Apportals from their Corporate App Store. In the case where an organization uses the Apportal as a start screen (Windows 8 “Kiosk Mode”), those devices need to be configured by IT.

*Windows Apportals do not require a separate SKU; and may require Visual Studio, Power Shell and a text editor for Apportal creation and implementation.

Windows Apportals in Action

Apportals can be shaped to fit nearly any specific task or role. Learn more about how Apportals can change your line of business (LOB) app lifestyle.

Windows Apportals applied

The flexibility of an Apportal supports customization from broad categories, such as business verticals, down to specific jobs. Here are examples featuring different industries and roles.

Windows Apportal for Sales, the first Windows Apportal

Built for Microsoft sellers, the first Apportal is called the Windows Apportal for Sales . It combines sales metrics such as pipeline and attainment with specific seller apps for a fast, fluid user experience.

Healthcare Apportals

Apportals can be customized to reflect the needs of an industry, business group or role, including healthcare.

Marketing Apportals

Apportals can be customized to reflect the needs of an industry, business group or role, including marketing.

Logistic Apportals

Apportals can be customized to reflect the needs of an industry, business group or role, including logistics.

Education Apportals

Apportals can be customized to reflect the needs of an industry, business group or role, including education.

Media Apportals

Apportals can be customized to reflect the needs of an industry, business group or role, including media.

Telecommunication Apportals

Apportals can be customized to reflect the needs of an industry, business group or role, including telecommunications.