MSIX Packaging Fundamentals
Introduction to Modern Applications
Software has traditionally been provided to you from internal and external software developers in one of the traditional forms of EXE and MSI installers. Organizations prepare the application, customizing both the form of delivery and the contents in ways that improve efficiencies and end-user satisfaction.
Organizations that have moved to modern forms have most likely done so on their own. We see that this is starting to change with MSIX, as vendors appear to take interest in providing future applications in this modern format. But, even when delivered in the modern format, organizations will still need to process and configure the application for delivery.
The modern form includes technologies such as Application VIrtualization, Application Layering, and Application Containers (where MSIX falls).