Microsoft has been fully embracing Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) in recent years. And with good reason too as these apps are the modern approach to building apps. However, Microsoft is not abandoning support for Win32 developers, not least because many apps are still built using the older APIs.

In fact, Microsoft is making some handy changes that help make it easier for businesses to manage their Win32 applications. Specifically, the company is making it more efficient to upgrade Win32 apps to more modern versions.

It is worth noting Microsoft Intune already handles this by allowing IT admins to replace their current Win32 apps with new ones or upgrade them to newer versions. This feature is available to business/enterprise customers using Microsoft Intune, the company thinks it can make improvements.

According to the company, feedback from business customers has led to expanding the Intune capability. For example, the company is now highlighting supersedence and dependency relations within the same app graph.


Elsewhere, it is now easier to track app behavior through the enrolment status page (ESP). Furthermore, Microsoft is adding support for supersedence relations during ESP. If you want more details on these changes, Microsoft delves into the technical details in its official blog post.

For now, it is worth noting that the changes will not come to Intune until later this quarter, with Microsoft offering a vague Q1 2023 release target. The company says it will release the features in stages and on a tenant-by-tenant basis. With that in mind, it could be some time before your business receives the changes, but maybe not.

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