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Understanding Windows App Installer

Windows App Installer was first introduced in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update (1607) to make sideloading UWP apps easier. Since then, Microsoft has gradually been improving App Installer to provide most of the features found in the Microsoft Store. In this article, I look at how App Installer has developed and how it fits into the bigger picture.


Microsoft Breathes Life into Win32 Apps with .NET Core 3.0 and UWP XAML Islands

At the beginning of March and at its developer conference in May, Microsoft made several announcements about the future of Win32 apps. In this Ask the Admin, I’ll look at how those developments will affect the application landscape in Windows.

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MSIX Installer to Bring More Win32 Apps to Microsoft Store

Microsoft’s new MSIX unified packaging format promises to make it easier to bring legacy apps to the Store, even if you don’t have access to the app’s source code. In this Ask the Admin, I’ll explore how MSIX differs from existing tech, like the Desktop Bridge.

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