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New built-in update service for MSIX apps distributed from third-party websites

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Hello,

 

Can anybody confirm that the new update service for MSIX apps announced at Ignite this week is for non-Windows 10 apps? By Windows 10 apps, I mean Microsoft Store apps. As I understand, App Installer already provides the ability to distribute Windows 10 apps from third-party websites.

 

Thanks.

4 Replies
best response confirmed by John Vintzel (Microsoft)
Solution

Hi @ruskiru ,

 

Yes, it is for apps distributed outside the Microsoft Store/hosted in your own locations. The functionality builds upon the existing App Installer functionality.

 

Cheers,

Tanaka

Hi @Tanaka_Jimha,

 

Do you have some docs available about how this updates service works?

I don't understand what brings new on top of the current support the AppInstaller had, as detailed here:

 

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/windows-dev-appconsult/handling-application-updates-with-app-...

 

Thanks,

Bogdan

Hi @Tanaka_Jimha Thanks for the clarification.

Russell.

@Bogdan Mitrache The feature is in development and no docs are available at this time.  As it nears availability in an insider build we will have some public docs.

 

John Vintzel (@jvintzel)
PM Lead, MSIX