Microsoft released WinGet (Not to be mistaken with AppGet) earlier this week as part of their Build 2020 announcements. For the past few days, I’ve been collecting my thoughts figuring out what actually happened in the past 12 months.

TLDR; I’m no longer going to be developing AppGet. The client and backend services will go into maintenance mode immediately until August 1st, 2020, at which point they’ll be shut down permanently.

If you are still interested, here is how AppGet died.

A year ago (July 3rd, 2019) I got this email from Andrew, a high-level manager at Microsoft,



Most people in my social circle use Telegram, mainly because they think it’s the most secure messaging platform out there. I’m sure the network effect has something to do with its popularity too, and if that’s the case then this article might not be for you. However, if you are using Telegram because it’s secure, you should keep reading.

When I mention to my friends or family that Telegram might not be as secure as they think I’m frequently countered with:

“But I’ve heard that it’s so advanced that ISIS uses it.” — Paraphrasing my sister.

First, let’s address the…

I remember how excited I got when I first heard about Chocolatey. Did we finally get a package manager for Windows, one of the things I always envied about *nix and OS X(Homebrew)? I was really excited; I told my co-workers sitting around me about this amazing new tool that would finally make setting up new machines and installing applications as easy as a single command. To my surprise they didn't see how huge this was, but I didn't care. I knew how great this would be.

Two years later, I have completely given up.

Package maintenance

Probably the biggest issue with…

Keivan Beigi

Founder of AppGet (WinGet?), Sonarr.

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