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 →

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 app attach – How To Manage CIMFS File Sprawl – Tips and Tricks

Introduction CIMFS is a new file system known as the composite file system. A CIM is essentially a small collection of flat files containing one or more data and metadata region files, one or more object ID files and one or more filesystem description files. CIM's image format is a similar concept to a WIM... Continue Reading →

Identifying CIMFS Mounted Images

Introduction The Composite file system was introduced into Windows 10 Build 2004. One big difference between CIMFS and the Virtual Disk (VHD and VHDX) is that CIMFS does not show in both the Device Manager and Disk Management consoles. This makes it more tricky to diagnose issues or clear mounted CIM images. As you can... 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 →

Parallels RAS 18 Public Preview

Introduction Parallels RAS has been an evolving contender in the End User Computing space over the last couple of years. Year on year Parallels RAS raises the bar. Version 18 public preview offers a number of new features and enhancements including the integration of FSLogix Profile Containers and an Integration to Windows Virtual Desktop. It's... Continue Reading →

Testing CimFS (Composite File System) – Windows Virtual Desktop

Introduction On the 15th of October 2020, I was kindly invited to be interviewed and present on the WVD Community Podcast. For all those who watched, you will note that I spoke about MSIX App Attach and the proposed new file system CimFS. If you missed it, you can find it here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3Qt2lk69S4&t=2247s As I... Continue Reading →

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