Moving Towards MSIX

Microsoft is making a major commitment with MSIX. In the future we expect MSIX to become the preferred format for software vendors to deliver applications to their customers, overtaking the ubiquitous MSI during this decade. For the software vendors, it is about staying current in their products so that they may take advantage of the new OS features that will only become possible when writing code that runs inside the MSIX container. For Microsoft customers, MSIX offers the promise of simpler application customizations, secure and safe installs and more stability for the end user.

MSIX is evolving as it is being delivered. In the remaining chapters of this book we will focus on the fundamental technology as it stands today, look at currently available tooling. After that, we then dive into both packaging and deployment fundamentals which should provide you with a complete picture to work from for the future.