Say Goodbye to Packaging Paralysis: The Benefits of MSIX and AppCURE for Your Business
Are you struggling with the complexities of app packaging and delivery? Do you want to realize the reliability and cost savings of modern packaging technologies like MSIX? Then we have some great news for you!
At appCURE, we’re proud to partner with Microsoft to help drive the adoption of MSIX and enable better app compatibility on Windows 11, Aure Virtual Desktop and Microsoft 365. In this post, we’ll share some of the feedback we’ve received from Microsoft and explain how appCURE can help your business benefit from the power of MSIX.
What is MSIX?
MSIX is a modern packaging format that simplifies and streamlines the process of packaging, delivering, and managing Windows apps. MSIX enables several benefits, such as reliability, security, performance, and flexibility, that traditional packaging formats like MSI or EXE can’t offer. MSIX packages are self-contained, signed, and can be installed, updated, or uninstalled with minimal impact on the system.
Why is MSIX Important?
MSIX is essential because it offers a modern way of delivering and managing apps that aligns with the current and future needs of IT and end-users. With MSIX, you can benefit from features like:
Auto-updates and versioning: MSIX packages can update themselves automatically and keep track of the installed version, which reduces the burden of manual updates and ensures compatibility.
Containerization and isolation: MSIX packages can run in a containerized and isolated environment, which enhances security and stability.
Simplified deployment: MSIX packages can be deployed through the Microsoft Store, Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager, Intune, or other management tools, which simplifies the deployment process.
Flexibility: MSIX packages can support various scenarios, such as streaming, virtualization, cloud attach, or traditional install, which makes them adaptable to different environments.
Why Choose appCURE for MSIX Conversion?
At appCURE, we understand the challenges of app packaging and delivery and have developed a several proprietary solutions including running capture that simplifies the process and enhances the results. Our appCURE Studio platform offers several benefits, such as:
- Easy-to-use: appCURE Studio has an intuitive and user-friendly interface that requires only 60 to ninety minutes of training to get started.
- Fast and efficient: appCURE Studio can convert an application every 6-8 minutes from EXE to MSIX package to MSIX image (VHD) and smoke test it, which reduces the time and effort needed for packaging and testing. This is around 7 to 10 apps per hour packaging using appCURE studio, compared to approximately an hour per app using other tooling.
- Reliable: appCURE Studio can handle various scenarios, such as click-to-run applications or missing install media and ensure a high-quality output that meets the MSIX standards.
- Flexible: appCURE Studio can customize the conversion process to fit your needs and enable specific features like app attach or cloud attach.
- High Conversion Rate: With the latest test, we achieved an 87% success rate, and when leveraging PSF tweaks, we increased it to more than a 92% conversion rate of the number of apps we evaluated with appCURE.
What Does Microsoft Say About appCURE and MSIX?
We’re proud to share some of the feedback we’ve received from Microsoft about our collaboration and the benefits of MSIX and appCURE. According to Thomas Fennel, a Group Product Manager at Microsoft, “MSIX and appCURE deliver an easy way for enterprise customers to realize the reliability and cost savings of MSIX today and take a step towards enabling their apps to run even better on Windows 11 on the client, or in the cloud with Azure Virtual Desktop or Windows 365.”
Shivank Agarwal, a Site Reliability Engineer at Microsoft, adds that “appCURE is the perfect CURE to packaging paralysis. Fast, Efficient, and Reliable to be able to convert apps to MSIX and quickly smoke test to make it ready for app attach.”
With the high conversion rate of appCURE and the benefits of MSIX, we’re confident that our solution can help businesses of all sizes to simplify their app packaging and delivery and reduce costs and risks. Whether you’re migrating to Windows 11 or adopting Azure Virtual Desktop or Windows 365, appCURE can help you enable your apps to run even better and faster than ever.
Get in touch with us today to learn more about our solution and how we can help your business benefit from the power of MSIX and appCURE. Together with Microsoft, we’re committed to driving the adoption of modern packaging technologies and delivering value to our customers.