There are four main methods of deploying an MSIX application. Publishing in Microsoft Store and Sideloading are methods that target unmanaged devices while Deploying via SCCM and Deploying via Intune focuses more on an enterprise environment, targeting managed devices. The key difference between unmanaged and managed devices is the control of how they are configured and who can have access to the application.
March 29th, 2019
Opposite to old Win32 apps, Modern Windows 10 apps come with full control of their access, just like modern mobile apps. You can control their access to certain APIs or resources like pictures, music, or hardware such as the camera or the microphone. Permissions must be requested within the package manifest.
March 28th, 2019
This year our team was invited to hold a technical session at Microsoft Ignite, showcasing our latest MSIX support. You can find the original recording of the session and the slides on the conference website, or you can watch our edited version in the video included in this article.
November 28th, 2018
Discover the new MSIX package format and container. Get a quick 5,000 words introduction that will bring you up to speed with the latest packaging and deployment technology from Windows 10. Subscribe to receive future updates with an extended version for all the chapters below.
October 10th, 2018
Microsoft this spring announced MSIX, the eventual replacement for the ubiquitous MSI that software vendors use to deliver their product to their customers. Quite a few people are getting excited about MSIX, including tool vendors like Advanced Installer, who are rolling out early versions of tooling to help you play with this new format. And while there has been plenty of information about what MSIX is and who should care about it, I’m not sure that Microsoft has done a good enough job of making the case to the software vendors about why they should care.
August 1st, 2018
Create a single package for all Windows platforms, the promise of MSIX, Microsoft’s vision for the future of Windows Installer. MSIX is a complete containerization solution which inherits all the great features in UWP and most importantly, it applies to all Win32, WPF, Windows Forms, and UWP applications.
March 26th, 2018
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