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MSIX Support for Windows 10 1709 and 1803, MSIX Packaging Tool January 2019 release, and more

More Support for MSIX!

We are excited to announce updates to the Windows 10 supported platforms for enterprises deploying MSIX.  Thanks to your feedback we are now including support for Windows 10 versions 1709 and 1803, in addition to 1809 that is already supported. 

 

The new support enables distribution of MSIX packages within your enterprise using tools like System Center Configuration Manager, Microsoft Intune, PowerShell, double-click file deployments or installing directly from the APIs.  This change does not include distribution from the Microsoft Store or Microsoft Store for Business, which will still require Windows 10 1809 or later.

 

The increased support should greatly improve the reach of MSIX to your enterprise clients. 

 

More details on the updated MSIX support: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/msix/msix-1709-and-1803-support

How to update your existing MSIX packages:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/msix/packaging-tool/support-on-1709-and-later

 

MSIX Packaging Tool Updates

We are also pleased to announce an updated version of the MSIX Packaging Tool (v1.2019.110.0) is now available.  The tool enables IT Pros (and developers) to update their existing app installers to MSIX.  The new version was driven by you and incorporates feedback directly from our enterprise customers, the tech community, and the Feedback Hub app. This version will provide improvements to the conversion experience and help to increase conversion success. We have also included UX and usability refinements.  For folks using the Quick Create VM, that has been updated with the new version of the packaging tool.

The MSIX packaging tool still requires Windows 10 1809 or later and more details on the update can be found here. (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/msix/mpt-overview)

 

 

One last thing, we are planning to launch an insider preview program for the MSIX Packaging Tool.  You will be able to opt-in your Microsoft Account to get access to pre-release updates of the MSIX Packaging tool.  Signup link is at the bottom of the MSIX Packaging Tool Overview page.  More details to come soon.

 

Thanks for the support and looking to bringing more exciting features in the coming months.

 

John Vintzel (@jvintzel)

Program Manager Lead, MSIX