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 →

A Introduction to MSIX App attach – Ebook

My second book has been released 7th of December 2020 "A Introduction to MSIX app Attach" This book covers the fundamentals of MSIX App attach, administrative procedures, and includes an introduction to the CIMFS file system and performance metrics. The book also covers MSIX App attach in conjunction with VMware App volumes 4 as well... Continue Reading →

MSIX app attach using VMware App Volumes 4 (2009)

Introduction As you may have already read or seen the many announcements recently about MSIX app attach for Windows Virtual Desktop. I thought it would be useful to explore the wider offering and why MSIX app attach simplifies application delivery and, furthermore, the use outside of WVD. MSIX app attach is Microsoft's Dynamic Application delivery... 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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