Surface Hub apps - paid and free

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Curious how folks are managing paid and free apps on Surface Hub?  We aren't yet to the point where we can deploy apps using MDM, but when we make an app available in the Windows Store for Business, it becomes available to everyone.  Using GPO and AppLocker to keep people out of the private store doesn't seem like a scalable security option, we'd rather be able to control access via security groups.  Also wondering how paid apps work.  If I purchase a paid app for a device, can it be assigned to a user?  What's best practice on "who" it should be assigned to?  A departmental user?  The Surface Hub resource account?  A Surface Hub admin?

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You can distribute offline apps using PPKG files. 

Licensing model depends on the app\developer and options are detailed here.

If you purchased licenses in the store you can add them to the package.

If your app requires in-app-purchased license or an activation code, you'll have to follow the steps required by the developer.