MSIX Conjectures

Last month at the Windows Developer Day event Microsoft announced MSIX as the future for Windows application installation. The technical details were pretty light during the presentation. But that lack of detail means some pretty crazy conjectures are thrown about. So, I thought I'd posit some of my own theories before real details came about.

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Forty Uno

For the last twenty years or so I've felt like I am 28. It's strange since my life now--married with two kids running my own company--is quite a bit different than it was at 28. If I'm honest, 21 was way more like 28--dating and working at Microsoft. But I'm 41 today and it's time to review.

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A WiX Toolset release to close out 2017

This isn't a "year in review" or "New Year's Resolutions" blog post. If you've followed my blog for the last few years you know I write that sort of blog entry on my birthday. No. Tonight I'm closing out 2017 in a way that feels simply apropos for this year. Tonight I'm talking about the WiX Toolset security release made official earlier today.

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Let's Code - WiX: On to .NET Framework v4.5

The WiX Toolset v3.0 released 8 years ago today. Since then we've released 10 versions that maintain a high level of backwards compatibility. For most that commitment to backwards compatibility makes it easy to pick up the bug fixes, features and security updates each new release offers. Sometimes supporting backwards compatibility means we end up dragging along quite a bit of legacy. Like a dependency on .NET Framework v3.5. But v3.14 is a "stepping-stone" release to WiX v4.0 so it's time to move to a more recent .NET Framework. Sound good? I thought so. Let's code!

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