Unpacking Software Livestream

Join our monthly Unpacking Software livestream to hear about the latest news, chat and opinion on packaging, software deployment and lifecycle management!

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Chocolatey Product Spotlight

Join the Chocolatey Team on our regular monthly stream where we put a spotlight on the most recent Chocolatey product releases. You'll have a chance to have your questions answered in a live Ask Me Anything format.

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Chocolatey Coding Livestream

Join us for the Chocolatey Coding Livestream, where members of our team dive into the heart of open source development by coding live on various Chocolatey projects. Tune in to witness real-time coding, ask questions, and gain insights into the world of package management. Don't miss this opportunity to engage with our team and contribute to the future of Chocolatey!

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Calling All Chocolatiers! Whipping Up Windows Automation with Chocolatey Central Management

Webinar from
Wednesday, 17 January 2024

We are delighted to announce the release of Chocolatey Central Management v0.12.0, featuring seamless Deployment Plan creation, time-saving duplications, insightful Group Details, an upgraded Dashboard, bug fixes, user interface polishing, and refined documentation. As an added bonus we'll have members of our Solutions Engineering team on-hand to dive into some interesting ways you can leverage the new features available!

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Chocolatey Community Coffee Break

Join the Chocolatey Team as we discuss all things Community, what we do, how you can get involved and answer your Chocolatey questions.

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Chocolatey and Intune Overview

Webinar Replay from
Wednesday, 30 March 2022

At Chocolatey Software we strive for simple, and teaching others. Let us teach you just how simple it could be to keep your 3rd party applications updated across your devices, all with Intune!

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Chocolatey For Business. In Azure. In One Click.

Livestream from
Thursday, 9 June 2022

Join James and Josh to show you how you can get the Chocolatey For Business recommended infrastructure and workflow, created, in Azure, in around 20 minutes.

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The Future of Chocolatey CLI

Livestream from
Thursday, 04 August 2022

Join Paul and Gary to hear more about the plans for the Chocolatey CLI in the not so distant future. We'll talk about some cool new features, long term asks from Customers and Community and how you can get involved!

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Hacktoberfest Tuesdays 2022

Livestreams from
October 2022

For Hacktoberfest, Chocolatey ran a livestream every Tuesday! Re-watch Cory, James, Gary, and Rain as they share knowledge on how to contribute to open-source projects such as Chocolatey CLI.

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Automatic Packaging

About Automatic Packaging and Credits

Automatic packaging is a process that package maintainers can run on their own to keep the packages they maintain up to date. It is not a required step for maintaining packages on the community feed (https://community.chocolatey.org/packages), but it is recommended you find a way to automate the delivery of packages to the community feed when there are updates if you are going to maintain more than 5 packages and you are not the software vendor for the packages you maintain.


Not to be confused with the automatic package creation feature in Chocolatey for Business - that feature creates packages directly from software installer files. This feature is for package maintenance of existing packages on the community feed.

You can learn more about the AU updater via its documentation. It is a PowerShell module, so you are doing everything with PowerShell scripts. You can also run everything on AppVeyor so you are not required to schedule updater on your own machine.

AU is brought to you by a Chocolatey community member Miodrag Milic and it is becoming more awesome all the time.



  1. Fork chocolatey-packages-template and rename it to something like chocolatey-packages (on GitHub - go into Settings, Repository name and rename).
  2. Clone the repo locally.
  3. Head into the setup folder and look for au_setup.ps1. Review that file and then run it.
  4. Follow the README in the setup folder.

When creating packages, do not use --auto as AU doesn't use token replacement for updating packages, it replaces the xml elements and code directly.

Everything Related to AU

AU maintains its own documentation at documentation.

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