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Will MSIX support installation of Windows services? We have a scenario in which customers have unattended computers that need to continue working across power failure/restoration, and Windows services provide our best solution.

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Support for Windows Services is an item in our backlog. The scenario will be able for enterprises and apps in the Microsoft Store for Business.

The same way MSIX brings all the packaging features to any app that were originally only available to UWP/Store apps, giving regular apps a bit of a boost in terms of lifecycle and rights management, it would be nice to have MSIX for Windows Services with support for traditional Windows Services use-case scenarios but also "UWP Background Task"-like features with stricter resource management, system triggers, etc.

 

Also, with the "sandboxing" features of MSIX, it could be a very interesting alternative to Containers on servers to achieve even higher deployment density, pretty much the same as hosting services as processes, but still with an extra layer of protection around it.

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@John Vintzel  Is this this now available in the May Win 10 update?

It's not part of the May release, but you will see it in Insider flights later this summer.

 

John Vintzel (@jvintzel)

Program Manager Lead, MSIX

@John Vintzel Will that require insider flights of the OS also?

@TIMOTHY MANGAN I was speaking to the OS.  Support for services is one of the few things that will require an OS update.