The MSIX Report Card report provides a comprehensive report card on the compatibility of MSIX with Windows 10 21H2 and 22H2, the latest feature updates. The report card analyzes various aspects of MSIX, including its installer capabilities, container capabilities, virtualization capabilities, modification capabilities, and deployment capabilities.
The report assigns grades to each aspect of MSIX, ranging from A (Excellent) to F (Failing). The grades are based on the level of compatibility and functionality provided by MSIX. Overall, the report indicates that MSIX has made some improvements in some areas but still has limitations in others.
Regarding the installer capabilities, MSIX receives an A grade, indicating that it has excellent compatibility with Windows 10. MSIX has a powerful installer engine that is easy to use, and its installation process is reliable and fast.
Regarding containerization, MSIX receives a B+ grade. This indicates that it has good compatibility and functionality, with some limitations. MSIX’s containerization capabilities have improved, but there are still some issues related to the isolation of the container, particularly when it comes to registry keys and file system redirection.
Regarding virtualization, MSIX receives a C+ grade. This indicates that it has average compatibility and functionality, with some limitations. MSIX’s virtualization capabilities have improved, but there are still some limitations, particularly when it comes to supporting legacy applications.
Regarding modification, MSIX receives a D grade, indicating that it has poor compatibility and functionality. MSIX has limited support for modifying applications, and it is not easy to modify an application that has already been packaged.
Finally, regarding deployment, MSIX receives a B grade, indicating that it has good compatibility and functionality, with some limitations. MSIX’s deployment capabilities have improved, but there are still some limitations, particularly when it comes to deploying MSIX packages in enterprise environments.
The report also notes that there are some differences in MSIX compatibility between the 21H2 and 22H2 feature updates. MSIX is more compatible with 22H2, but there are still some limitations, particularly in the modification and virtualization aspects.
The report concludes that MSIX is still a work in progress, and further improvements are needed to make it a more robust and reliable platform for application packaging and deployment. While MSIX has made some improvements in certain areas, it still has some limitations and issues that need to be addressed. The report recommends that developers and enterprises consider these limitations when deciding whether to use MSIX for application packaging and deployment.