How to link two MSIX packaged applications?

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Hi Team,

 

If there are two applications which are packaged using MSIX technology and they have dependency on one another. How do we link both the applications so that they can communicate ( machine level interactions)  with each other. In App-V we have Virtual environment/Connection groups . Do we have something like this in MSIX?

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Hi @GauravTamkoria. We are working on a feature similar to connection groups that will allow packages to communicate with one another. If you have one package that takes a dependency on another and the relationship is 1:1, than consider looking at modification packages. 

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/msix/modification-packages

 

@Dian Hartono 

Thanks for the information :) 


@Dian Hartono wrote:

Hi @GauravTamkoria. We are working on a feature similar to connection groups that will allow packages to communicate with one another. If you have one package that takes a dependency on another and the relationship is 1:1, than consider looking at modification packages. 

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/msix/modification-packages

 


 

@Dian Hartono what is the latest status on the feature similar to connectiongroups?

Hi @ArneJohansen,

In this video from the beginning of the month John mentioned we should be getting a preview very soon, but I haven't seen any other public details so far.

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/video-hub/what-s-new-in-msix/m-p/2177276

You can follow this ticket here, to get a notification when it is marked as "Completed".

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/msix/linking-of-msix-packages/idi-p/990609
Tnx as usual Bogdan :)
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