What’s new in the PSF Feb 2020

For those unaware, PSF stands for Package Support Framework, an open source utility that I contribute to for helping traditional Win32 and DotNet applications run inside the MSIX packaging container. This article contains information regarding new contributions.

First of all, the title of this article is a lie. The correct title for this article, if it weren’t so long, …

MSIX and Services

icrosoft announced what they are going to do about Services and MSIX at AppManageEvent in Utrecht in October 2019, but we were able to get more details about them at Microsoft Ignite in November. The following are taken my notes from the events.

Given Microsoft’s stance on keeping things inside the container, we were surprised to hear that the implementation …

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PsfTooling 3.1.0

Recently, I outlined changes I made to the MSIX Package Support Framework (PSF) in this post. In that post I indicated that there was to be a follow-up submission into the PSF and then I would be releasing a new version of the free PsfTooling tool that includes the updated PSF. That work is now complete.

PsfTooling 3.1.0 is …

What’s new in the MSIX PSF: Part 3 – October 2019

The Microsoft MSIX Package Support Framework (PSF) is an open source project that enables more “traditional” Win32 and Dot Net applications to be repackaged into MSIX.

As an active contributer to the GitHub project, I have added more functionality to the fixups that are available. Additionally, Microsoft has added new functionality as well. Here, I will write about the …

On Start Menu and Shortcuts

The application Start Menu Shortcut represents the most common entry point for end-users to access applications.  In this article, I’ll talk about the old shortcuts and the new, and about what happens when we repackage applications containing shortcuts into MSIX and App-V packages.  Note that this article is written in September of 2019 and we hope that improvements in support …

MSIX Code Signing Certificates Part 2 – For IT Pros

Microsoft’s replacement for the ubiquitous MSI, MSIX, requires the use of code signing certificates to deploy the packages. This is part 2 of a two-part series on MSIX and Certificates. This one is aimed at IT Pros and part 1 was for Developers.

Part 2 Introduction

IT Pros have generally not needed to really deal with code signing certificates. …

Let’s be calm again!

Yesterday I wrote a post (https://www.tmurgent.com/TmBlog/?p=2921 ) because of concerns regarding App-V and MSIX over comments made by a Microsoft employee at MMS. At the time I said “don’t panic”, and was working behind the scenes to see if we could get a public clarification over what I knew couldn’t be true.

Last night (for me here in Europe; …