MSIX Packaging PSF Tools

PsfTooling 3.5 for MSIX Repackaging

PassiveInstallassiveInstall version 3.5.0 was released today in the Microsoft Store. A free tool, it is used along with the Microsoft MSIX Packaging Tool to inject and configure the Package Support Framework to fix common issues seen in repackaging existing Win32 …

MSIX Packaging PSF

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 …


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 …

MSIX Tools

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 …


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 …

AppV5 MSIX Uncategorized

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 …

MSIX Packaging

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


Let’s be calm again!

Yesterday I wrote a post ( ) 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 …