Add Push Notifications the easy way with Partner Center + Microsoft Store Services SDK

With the combination of the Engagement feature of Partner Center and the Microsoft Store Services SDK you can easily add Push Notifications to your Windows Progressive Web App (PWA), UWP, or Desktop Bridge – Win32 app. Powerful Push with Windows Notification Services Push notifications in Windows are very powerful and flexible allowing you to target…


Create MSIX modification packages with Advanced Installer

In a previous post we have learned how, thanks to the MSIX packaging format and modification packages, IT Pros can break the packaging paralysis that affects most of the enterprise environments. Thanks to this approach you can decouple the main application from the customization (branding, configuration files, etc.) that the IT Pro department have to…

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The Configuration registry database is corrupt

This post is about an error that happened to an Desktop Bridge application that was published on Microsoft Store. The following error was happening for machines with the Windows 10 build higher than 17763.55 and I could reproduce the issue in a machine with the version 1809. The Configuration registry database is corrupt It was…


Rename A Published App

There’s a variety of reasons for which you might have to rename and re-brand you application. The reason could be for making the app more discover-able on the store, or making it standout among competing apps, or it could be for a major business transformation. This article shares the steps to rename a published Microsoft Store app.


MSIX and modification packages: how to improve the DevOps experience for enterprise apps

If you regularly follow the news about the Windows ecosystem, you’ll know that one of the biggest new features included in the upcoming Windows 10 Update (codename RS5) is MSIX. MSIX is the new packaging format which aims to replace all the existing installer technologies (like MSI, ClickOnce, etc.) and it’s based on the same…

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Using a Windows Runtime Component from a Win32 application

As we have seen in this blog multiple times, the Desktop Bridge isn’t just a technology to package existing Win32 apps using the Windows 10 deployment model. It’s also a way to give you access to Universal Windows Platform APIs, to allow a UWP application to launch a Win32 process, etc. One of the many…

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Deploying local application data in a Desktop Bridge app with Advanced Installer

One of the best practices when it comes to Windows development is to leverage the AppData folder (which lives under C:\Users\username\AppData) to store files which require read and write access and which are tightly coupled with the application. Think, for example, to logs, configuration files, local databases. These are kind of files that make sense…

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Packaging a UWP application with a Win32 component in the right way

If you follow this blog, you’ll remember that a while ago I’ve talked about the Desktop Bridge phase called Migrate. This feature of the Desktop Bridge allows to create a full UWP application that, only when it’s running on a desktop machine, is able to invoke a Win32 process and to communicate with it using…

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