Microsoft Office add-in deployment using MSIX

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Occasional Contributor

Hi,

we need to package a .NET desktop application and a COM add-in which extends Microsoft Office applications using MSIX.

 

What technology does MSIX and Desktop Bridge have to support creating such packages?

 

Our app and library currently defines two COM classes which must be registered in user registry and integration with MS Office apps requires us to write to registry at HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\AppName\Addins

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Hi @Jozef IzsoWindows 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. When the time comes,  we’ll communicate details and timelines as to when you will be able to package MSIX Office add-ins. 

@Dian Hartono What's the timeframe for this? We have lots of customers who's IT departments will prefer or require MSIX deployment over MSI.

@Jozef Izso We understand your excitement for this ask. Unfortunately this is all we can disclose and are unable to provide more timelines at this time.  Please follow Office and MSIX blog for a formal announcement as more becomes available.  

 

John Vintzel (@jvintzel)
PM Lead, MSIX