MSIX Supported Features by OS Version
February 26th, 2019 - Tuesday
Building an MSIX package for your app? Use the table below to check what Windows version you can target, depending on the features you are using.
To avoid repeating Windows 10 through the entire table, we’ll use the update short name. Functionality not present in this table is considered to be available on all supported Windows 10 versions.
The MSIX support was officially released with the Windows 10, 1809 update. Support for previous Windows versions was added later on, requiring the latest version of the AppInstaller app from Microsoft
|MSIX Features & Tooling||Minimum OS Version||Notes|
|MSIX self extraction, no containerization||Windows 7|
|allowElevation flag||1809||Works if the Win32 app has the execution level set to requireAdministrator.|
|ForceUpdateFromAnyVersion flag||1809||Enables downgrade scenarios|
|Microsoft Store Publishing||1809|
|Windows 10 S (device targeting)||1809|
|MSIX Bundles||1809||MSIX bundles are not supported on 1709 and 1803. Developers looking to build packages compatible with these Windows versions can leverage the .appxbundle technology.|
|Configurable Container Level||n\a||Presented by Microsoft at Ignite 2018 as a future feature.|
Learn more about the MSIX format by reading our MSIX Tutorial: A comprehensive 24-chapter guide.