RayPack Studio 6.2 is officially released


Future- and goal-oriented: MSIX enhancement in RayPack Studio 6.2!

Raynet, Europe’s leading provider of enterprise application lifecycle management services and products, today proudly announces the release of the new version of its enterprise software packaging solution RayPack Studio 6.2.

The Paderborn-based solution provider and service provider has been active in the field of software packaging for 20 years. RayPack Studio combines all this know-how into a suite of software products that make software packaging more convenient than ever before.

Through close cooperation with Raynet’s partner Microsoft, MSIX packaging with RayPack Studio is continuously adapted, expanded and optimized. Version 6.2 offers many innovative functions in terms of the Microsoft MSIX technology, the Microsoft Store as well as numerous automatisms in the entire packaging process.

The following features are included in the new version:

RayPack Studio supports MSIX Core
MSIX Core enables the installation of MSIX applications on earlier versions of Windows, such as Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10 versions prior to 1709. RayPack Studio provides full support for MSIX Core, enabling the installation of generated MSIX packages on Windows 10 predecessors. The unique package generation for different operating systems not only saves unnecessary work, but also valuable time.

RayPack Studio as MSIX and in the Microsoft Store
Starting with the new version, RayPack Studio is available simultaneously as a classic Windows Installer (MSI) and as a modern MSIX format. RayPack Studio 6.2 is the only ISV product capable of generating MSIX packages and is also available in MSIX format. Users can now easily choose any deployment format that meets their needs.

With the introduction of our core components RayPack, RayEval and RayQC as Microsoft Store products, the deployment and licensing of RayPack Studio has become even easier.

The solutions can be used in combination or individually. Thanks to subscription-based licensing and automatic version updates, users are very flexible in their project planning.

Intelligent management of RayPack Studio licenses
RayPack Studio’s advanced Activation Center provides a detailed overview of all current licenses and available products for complete transparency. Product activation and reactivation as well as automatic updates can be easily performed and managed for classic MSI or MSIX installations.

Automated assignment of capabilities
In this release, RayPack can specify whether the generated MSIX package requires administrator privileges to start. The programs are first executed with the rights of a normal user. If a software needs the administrative confirmation to start the application, it will be executed automatically according to the User Acceptance Control (UAC).

Repackaging on virtual machines with PackRecorder
PackRecorder now offers full support to perform repackaging on virtual machines. Intelligent wizards guide the user through the entire process. Reboot, MSI capturing and other great features continue to be supported with this extension.

Use of the Windows Sandbox for Repackaging
RayPack Studio now allows repackaging in the Windows Sandbox. Users benefit from an isolated environment provided in the form of a lightweight and transparent VM. Repackaging projects can be quickly started, executed and then transferred to the user’s own machine.

Automatic detection of command lines
Once a setup is selected for repackaging, RayPack can automatically detect and determine the command line required for a completely unattended setup with typical options.

Version 6.2 includes optimized detection of other popular third-party setups and frameworks so that the repackaging, installation and wrapping of a setup can be performed with just one click. This technology is used by PackBot, PackTailor and PackWrapper.


RayQC Advanced

Intelligent reports and detailed error analysis
The comprehensive reports have been enriched by adding much important context-specific information. Manual troubleshooting instructions are provided for all rules that have reported a warning or error.

All information about the new version of RayPack Studio is available in the Release Notes: https://raynet.de/support/downloads/