MSIX Packaging Tool Update

First published on TECHNET on Apr 23, 2019
Today we want to introduce a new member on the board. The MSIX Packaging Tool April Release is there for you to use. If you want to doublecheck – it is the version 1.2019.402.0 .

Before we start our quick overview, we like to provide you with the link to the release notes: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/msix/packaging-tool/release-notes/history

Now let's start with a quick overview what changed:

  • Remote Desktop packaging

    There is one more option create the MSIX package. In addition to create the package locally and within a local based virtual machine you now can remotely connect to any machine reachable. So, all of you not using locally or relying on 3rd party platforms, now share the same comfort workflow during package creation.

  • Package Editor changes

    You now have the ability to import complete folders (-structures) and their contents into the Package Editor, not just files.

    Furthermore empty folders are not dropped any more.

  • Package time stamp

    A time stamp extends the validity of a by verifying that the executable file was signed at the time that it was time stamped.

    During the “Create new package” workflow, you can now specify a custom Time Stamp Server URL, to ensure the MSIX package can be installed, even after the used signing has expired. (it can be found in the settings menu)

Just a refresher – here is how you can find out the current version of the MSIX Packaging Tool:

  1. Open Settings-Menu

                 2. Click Advanced

That's all for today – stay tuned and keep an eye on the further posts in our series about Package Support Framework

Thanks for reading!

Ingmar Oosterhoff, Johannes Freundorfer and Matthias Herfurth

 

This article was originally published by Microsoft's Azure Blog. You can find the original article here.