More Powershell Fun – AppX Package Dependencies

After a recent inquiry and a little thought, you can find all the packages registered for the current user with dependencies on framework packages. powershell -c “ForEach ($p in $(Get-AppxPackage)) { ForEach ($n in (Get-AppxPackageManifest $p) { $n + ‘ — ‘ + $p.packagefullname } }”

Powershell fun – Parsing for Protocols Redux

That problem I’d previously mentioned? Turns out I had a bad package registered for some old VS project. Remove-AppxPackage <packagefullname> and voila! No more error. My original command powershell -c “ForEach ($p in $(Get-AppxPackage)) { ForEach ($n in (Get-AppxPackageManifest $p) { $n + ‘ — ‘ + $p.packagefullname } }” One suggested alternative in the…

Powershell fun – Parsing for Protocols

I was looking for what protocols are registered by my installed AppX packages and figured out a 1-liner Powershell script to do it powershell -c “foreach ($p in $(get-appxpackage)) { foreach ($n in (Get-AppxPackageManifest $p) { $n + ‘ — ‘ + $p.packagefullname } }” Hey, I never said it’d be pretty 🙂 This dumps…

Windows 8 – Never Clean Install Again

I realized I touched on something in my last post that’s quite profound but likely not so obvious: My only mistake was installing Win 7. I didn’t realize Win 8 was already available to MSDN Subscribers (as of Aug’15!) else I’d have just gone Win8 Pro from the start. But it’s a quick and reliable upgrade, so I’ll fire…


Appx Powershell Cmdlets

This post has been redacted upon request. See App Installation Cmdlets in Windows PowerShell for documentation on the Appx Powershell cmdlets.


Free at last! Windows 8 is public

//Build is underway, the Windows Dev Center is open for business, and information is rolling on out. So I can finally share what I’ve been working on the past couple of years. I’ll go into more detail as the week progresses and sessions unfold, but I highly recommend the ApplicationData and Package samples as a start 🙂