Research

The MSIX Report Cards 

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This collection is a series of research papers examining how MSIX is doing at various points in time. Each report is labeled with the Windows 10 Release version associated with the report (as most of the report is dependent on the MSIX Runtime in that version).

The following reports are available:

Topic Description Release Date Thumbnail First Page of PDF
link to 1909 Research Paper

Windows 10 and Server 1909

Consists of two papers:

  • Report Card

    This 22 paper examines the initial release of MSIX, and the state of the industry in January 2019.

    It reports on the industry in three areas:

    •  Support by Independent Software Vendors to release in MSIX Format
    •  Support by Tool Vendors
    •  Support inside the Operating System

It includes the Repackaging test results using tooling from multiple vendors as available at the end of 2019.

  • Surveys on MSIX Report

    This additional 22 page paper shows the results of two industry surveys on MSIX conducted near the end of 2019:

    • Survey for Developers building MSIX applications.

    • Survey for IT Pros repackaging and/or delivering MSIX applications.

Request Form MSIX Report Card 1909

January 23, 2020 Cover image of the 1909 Research Papers
link to 1809 Research Paper

Windows 10 1809 and Server 2019

This paper examines the initial release of MSIX, and the state of the industry in January 2019.

It reports on the industry in three areas:

  •  Support by Independent Software Vendors to release in MSIX Format
  •  Support by Tool Vendors
  •  Support inside the Operating System

15 pages.

Request Form MSIX Report Card 1809

January 21, 2019 Cover image of the 1809 Research Paper