MSIX Packaging ∙ Desktop Bridge

Package once, deploy anywhere. Package and deliver applications for the entire Windows 10 platform using the latest version of Advanced Installer. Get your app in front of the biggest users base an OS ever had through the Windows Store and our MSIX (Desktop Bridge) support.

Build MSIX Packages

Build an Universal Windows Platform app package (MSIX format) starting from your MSI projects in Advanced Installer. With just a few clicks you can generate both an MSI and MSIX package from a single project.

Enterprise Deployment Ready

Decouple your application updates from your packaging process. Now you can update your application without creating a new modification package for each new version, as you used to do with MST packages.

MSIX Modification Packages enable IT to continuously rollout Windows 10 updates, along with application updates without being forced to repackage your apps every time.

Microsoft is proud to be working with 3rd parties like Advanced Installer to extend the current platform capabilities with innovative solutions for all Windows developers.
Andrew Clinick, Group Program Manager at Microsoft

Visual Studio Integration - Debug and Build

Get your MSIX/AppX and MSI packages built directly from your Visual Studio solution.

Built-in integration with MSBuild for perfect continuous integration.

Save time on configuring and debugging your desktop application inside an UWP app container. Using Advanced Installer and its Visual Studio extension you can debug your application with just a few clicks.

Advanced Installer is the only tool that allows you to debug desktop applications inside an UWP container using Visual Studio 2015, not just 2017.

Dedicated GUI for Advanced Configuration

Get full control over the contents of your MSIX/AppX package with a dedicated GUI. Customize it in minutes.

Advanced Installer is here to help you stay on top of all your packaging and deployment challenges, collaborating with the Microsoft teams along the way.

Updater for Modern Packages

Our classic Auto-Updater has been upgraded for Windows 10 and UWP. Now you can use it to automatically update sideloaded MSIX/AppX packages.


Use our EXE Bootstrapper to wrap your MSIX/AppX (Desktop Bridge) packages, so in the eventuality that your customers are using an older system than Windows 10, an MSI package will be installed instead. This way you can safely begin to migrate to the new packaging standard.