AppAttach is a technique that uses “application layering” methods to quickly mount and publish MSIX applications in non-persistent (pooled) VDI scenarios and shared operating systems like RDS and Multi-user Windows 10.
MSIX AppAttach is the Microsoft-branded feature for Azure Virtual Desktops that uses this technique to deploy applications to AVD sessions. Other vendors with application management features also use this …
The wicked cool open-source application Notepad++, a free XML editing tool, is an example of an app commonly deployed in enterprises that not only has a shortcut to start the application, but also uses the Windows file explorer File Type Associations to allow the end user to launch Notepad++ from any file on the system by right-clicking.
I have run into, and have been investigating a feature of the modern Windows Operating System that holds some of the magic used to integrate modern applications when they are installed. This feature I call StateRepository.
When traditional applications, those built using Win32 or .Net Framework API sets, are installed into the OS, they integrate by either placing files …
The Package Support Framework (PSF) was originally an open-source project to help Win32/DotNet applications run when inside an MSIX Container. TMurgent has taken up the support for the PSF in our own fork here on GitHub.
A new update to the PSF has been released. From the release notes:
PsfRuntime: Cross-architecture (bitness) issues for injection of PsfRuntime into a