MSIX Packaging of Office applications ( VISIO/PROJECT/PROPLUS)

Occasional Contributor

Hi Everyone ,


has anyone tried to create MSIX package for office application. I am creating it. after MSIX conversion , when I launch the shortcut it says "the Parameter is incorrect" however there is no parameter passed to target exe ( VISIO.exe)


3 Replies
best response confirmed by Sharla Akers (Microsoft)



It is not recommended to convert Office Pro Plus, Visio, or Project to MSIX at this time. Office is working with Windows to integrate MSIX In a future release.


John Vintzel (@jvintzel)


Hello John

Is the MSIX version of Microsoft Office still relevant?
Perhaps good news in 2021?
Many people are waiting for this event to open the era of MSIX in their company.



Windows and Office are working hard to enable M365 Apps (e.g. Word, PowerPoint, Excel) to be packaged and delivered in MSIX format with the same full extensibility that customer enjoy in Click-to-Run and MSI; we’ll communicate details and timelines as these become available. 


John Vintzel (@jvintzel)