The pitfalls of using a Type Two Hypervisor for running older Apps with WVD

Introduction Today, there are still many organisations running old/legacy unsupported operating systems. This is because there are still many critical Line of Business (LOB) apps stuck on the XP/Windows 7 or even older. In this post, I will explore some of the challenges associated with older applications and the pitfalls of running these applications on... Continue Reading →

MSIX App Attach Resources List

Introduction Microsoft announced the general release of MSIX app attach on the 13th of April 2021. Microsoft's statement "We’re excited to announce that MSIX app attach for Windows Virtual Desktop is now generally available! MSIX app attach in Windows Virtual Desktop builds on top of MSIX and existing Windows Virtual Desktop features to dynamically deliver... Continue Reading →

WVD MSIX App attach Event Logs added to MSIX Log Tool

To help with troubleshooting and diagnosing issues with MSIX app attach packages on WVD, I have added some features to my MSIX Event log tool which helps you review the events from the RDAgent on Windows Virtual Desktop specifically for MSIX app attach. There are three options just like the first version of MSIX logs.... Continue Reading →

Troubleshooting MSIX App attach Errors using the MSIX Log Tool

Introduction Before deploying your MSIX images to Windows Virtual Desktop for production use, you may want to test your apps first. This is to avoid disappointment and any issues with the apps. I have created a simple log tool which provides a graphic interface as well as the ability to export and clear the MSIX... Continue Reading →

MSIX App Attach Community Tooling

Introduction I am pleased to announce a new community tool I have created "MISX App Attach Community Tooling" MSIXAACT for short. After reviewing other community tools available today, I noted there is no GUI tool to quickly output single MSIX packages into all format types (VHD\VHDX\CIM) or provide the support for CIMFS. This tool enables... Continue Reading →

MSIX and MSIX app attach High-Level Performance Testing

Introduction This article provides insight into some testing I have completed on MSIX and MSIX app attach. The testing focused on three core areas: Understanding more about performance and the impact of using the package support framework (PSF).Taking a deeper look into the performance Metrics of both MSIX and MSIX app attach.Identifying the performance differences... Continue Reading →

Understanding what’s General Release and what’s Supported for MSIX and MSIX app attach

Introduction Over the last couple of weeks, I have been discussing MSIX and app attach with the community and customers. I thought it would help others by outlining the support and availability for Both MSIX and MSIX app attach. MSIX For those who do not know, "MSIX" is Microsoft's new packaging format which has been... Continue Reading →

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