Application deployment on Windows 8: App X

April 4, 2011
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From a specifications document it’s revealed attributes include but are not limited to:

  • Application identity – name, publisher, version
  • Application architecture – processor architecture, type of application, framework required, operating system version
  • Dependencies – name, publisher and minimum version of other required applications
  • Capabilities – networking, file system and profile capabilities requested by the application
  • OS extensions – associated filetypes and protocols, AutoPlay, “Charms”, notifications, splash screen
  • Tile customization – logo, name, description and colors for the tile-based user interface
Pretty extensive list for an XML file but here’s the kicker..
In fact, the AppX format is universal enough so it appears to work for everything from native Win32 applications to framework-based applications and even *gasp* web applications. Games are also supported.
Interesting.. you can read his article here…]]>

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Mike Johnson is a writer for The Redmond Cloud - the most comprehensive source of news and information about Microsoft Azure and the Microsoft Cloud. He enjoys writing about Azure Security, IOT and the Blockchain.

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  • It definitely is an interesting concept, I will wait until we can use the beta before I will comment on it however.

    xinu April 5, 2011 5:15 am Reply

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