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MSIX Packaging Tool Insider Preview Build 1.2019.315.0 Released

MSIX Packaging Tool Insiders were provided with an update this week when version 1.2019.315.0 was released. The new release brings the following updates: Ability to convert on a remote machine – more info Improved management experience in the package editor Auto-versioning recommendations when saving in the package editor Now supports existing folder addition to package in VFS The user can specify known valid exit codes for CLI conversions Added the ability to time stamp your signed package in all of the workflows where signing is currently available You can specify your default timestamp URL and type of timestamp server in the tool Settings page Updated AppID generation logic, and added additional validation for package name and app   Are you part of the Insider Preview for the MSIX ...

Learn About MSIX Starting March 28 in a Two-part Web Series

I’m happy to announce I’m part of an upcoming effort to help educate the masses on Microsoft’s new MSIX technology. For those that have worked with Windows Installer (MSI) technology in the past, MSIX is similar in many ways. But, what MSIX does now (or is intended to ultimately do) is to bring new capabilities for software packaging and deployment to a world where MSI just isn’t enough anymore. The goal of MSIX is to modernize software packaging and deployment and make it cloud-capable across multiple platforms – not just Windows. Are we there yet? Are all these features available today? I guess if I started answering all these questions, you have very little reason to join our web series starting on March 28th! We held a similar event a few months back and i...

Join the MSIX Packaging Tool Insiders Program, Get February’s Preview

Microsoft has now made available the February 2019 Insider Preview for its MSIX Packaging Tool with the following improvements: Ability to convert app on a remote machine Improved file management experience in the package editor Auto-versioning recommendations when saving in Package Editor The update brings the tool to version v1.2019.226.0. To gain access to the MSIX Packaging Tool, you must be a member of the tool’s Insider program. You can become a member by visiting the following web page and filling out the form: MSIX Packaging Tool Insiders

Microsoft Delivers the Official Version of its MSIX Packaging Tool

With the release of Windows 10 1809, Microsoft is evolving its packaging and application deployment technology. Dubbed MSIX, the new application format seeks to combine all other previous formats and also eventually include the ability to deploy across platforms like Android, Mac, and Linux. In beta for a long while, the new packaging tool is now officially released and available from the Microsoft store:  MSIX Packaging Tool Prerequisites: Windows 10 1809 or later Participation in the Windows Insider Program (only required if using a Windows Insider Build) A valid Microsoft account (MSA) alias to access the app from the Store Administrator privileges on your PC account   Interested to learn more about MSIX and/or the MSIX Repackaging Tool? Attend this webinar replay: MSIX: Getting to...

Accelerating Windows 10 enterprise app deployment with MSIX

MSIX provides lots of benefits across the app lifecycle management. Learn how to take advantage of MSIX in your enterprise and the benefits to developers, IT Pros and end users. During the session we will deep dive into the benefits of MSIX and the new tooling and features available to make it easy to move your existing apps to MSIX. As you move to MSIX we will also discuss what it means for things like legacy plug-ins.   Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Developers, and DevOps? IT/Dev Connections kicks off in Dallas, Texas in 2018!

MSIX: Inside and Out

MSIX is the future of app installation building on top of and fully compatible with existing appx mechanisms. It provides a cross-platform, down level compliant, enterprise class installer with benefits ranging from existing LOB apps, distribution through the Microsoft Store, Store for Business, or other custom distribution methods.   Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Developers, and DevOps? IT/Dev Connections kicks off in Dallas, Texas in 2018!

What is MSIX?

Update your existing win32 application packages to the MSIX format with the MSIX Packaging Tool.   Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Developers, and DevOps? IT/Dev Connections kicks off in Dallas, Texas in 2018!