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InstallShield 2016 & Editions

How the World Builds App-V Packages and MSI Installers for Windows Applications

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InstallShield is the industry standard for development teams creating installers for Windows desktops, servers, and cloud platforms, and helps to prepare applications for emerging technologies like the Windows Store and Nano Server. Over 100,000 developers around the world trust InstallShield to develop EXE and MSI installers, create Universal Windows Platform (UWP) and Windows Server App (WSA) packages, and virtualize their applications with minimal scripting, coding, or rework.

 
What's New in InstallShield 2016

Test Your App for Compatibility with Universal Windows Platform (UWP) App Packages and Windows Server App Packages - Premier and Professional Editions
Scan your InstallShield project in seconds to save hours of investigative work by automatically identifying potential compatibility issues between your application and Microsoft's Desktop Bridge (formerly known as "Project Centennial"), and Windows Server App packages.

Create Universal Windows Platform (UWP) App Packages from MSI ProjectsPremier and Professional Editions
Prepare for the Windows Store and simplify your software's installation experience on Windows 10 by building Universal Windows Platform app packages (formerly known as "Project Centennial") from your existing InstallShield projects. Build both Windows Installer and UWP App Packages to support all of your customers' desired deployment scenarios.

Create Windows Server App Packages (WSA) from MSI ProjectsPremier and Professional Editions
Get ready for Nano Server and Windows Server 2016 deployments by building Windows Server App packages from your existing InstallShield projects. Simultaneously create both Windows Server App packages and Windows Installer packages in your build process to easily support all of your customers' desired deployment scenarios.

Combine Multiple UWP App Packages into OnePremier Edition
Develop your installation in modules for easier deployment and maintenance, and then merge the components and dependencies at build time into a single UWP app (Appx) package for the Windows Store. For direct distribution outside the store, bundle your UWP App Packages and other dependencies together with a Suite/Advanced UI installer.

Mapped MSI Table RelationshipsPremier and Professional Editions
Gain insight into how MSI tables are related for more precise editing and troubleshooting. Quickly see how those changes will impact your installer to reduce the unintended consequences of manual table editing.

Custom Windows 10 Tiles Premier, Professional and Express Editions
Make your Windows Installer and UWP desktop applications "pop" on the Windows 10 Start screen with vibrant tiles for increased user engagement.

As the software market continues to reward those that embrace fast-paced change and capitalize on the latest technologies, successful application producers adapt to industry changes quickly, get to market faster, and deliver engaging customer experiences. Over 100,000 developers around the world trust InstallShield to help them implement the latest installation technologies, continuously build and maintain their installers, and design installation experiences that deliver great first impressions of their solutions. InstallShield is the industry standard for development teams creating installers for Windows desktops, servers, and cloud platforms. Software installed with InstallShield is used on more than 500 million PCs and servers.

Whether supporting standalone applications or complex software bundles, InstallShield provides an intuitive development interface to develop MSI and EXE installers, create UWP and WSA packages, and virtualize applications with minimal scripting, coding, or rework. InstallShield also helps application producers prepare their applications for emerging deployment scenarios like the Windows Store and Nano Server.

Simpler, Cleaner Installs, Upgrades and Uninstalls with Universal Windows Platform Support

  • Develop MSI and EXE installers, and create Universal Windows Platform (UWP) and Windows Server App packages with minimal scripting, coding and rework.
  • Prepare applications for emerging deployment scenarios like the Windows Store and Nano Server.
  • Enhance the customer experience by making Windows Installer and UWP desktop applications "pop" on the Windows 10 Start screen with vibrant tiles.

Simplify virtual and cloud-based deployments

  • Use multi-tier installation templates to deploy web/server applications as a single cloud-ready package
  • Deploy to hybrid cloud databases with Microsoft Azure SQL Database support
  • Support enterprise application virtualization adoption by validating compatibility and creating Microsoft App-V packages

Most popular solution for Microsoft Windows and Visual Studio support

  • Comprehensive support for Microsoft Windows 7 & 8.x and Windows 10 – the fast, easy way to build Windows installers
  • Create installations directly within Microsoft Visual Studio
  • Support enterprise customers with ISO 19770-2 software inventory tag, PowerShell scripting, and Sideloading of Windows Store Apps

Deliver a seamless customer user experience

  • Create installers that match your company and product branding with InstallShield's Advanced UI editor
  • Support continuous release processes by streaming the latest updates and patches at install time, ensuring users always install the latest version
  • Localise installation text in 35 different languages

The applications you build should install reliably and make a great first impression. They deserve the best. They deserve InstallShield. Download trial version of InstallShield 2016 now.

 

InstallShield Editions

InstallShield is available in THREE EDITIONS - Premier, Professional and Express

 

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Professional

Premier

  A quick and easy tool for creating Windows installer (MSI) installations A powerful and flexible Windows installation solution World's top Windows installation solution plus cloud and virtual
InstallShield Features
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Easy to learn and use
Support for latest Microsoft technologies…
Avoid risk exposure and non-compliance…
Fits into any budget
Available in different languages
Create DPI-aware installations
Microsoft Visual Studio Integration…
Support Microsoft Certificate Requirements…
Custom Windows 10 Tiles
Support easy upgrades…  
Windows 7 and 8 validation testing  
Advanced UI designer…  
Create pure 64-bit installations  
Deploy to hybrid cloud databases…  
Automation Interface…  
Provide deployment metadata…  
Ensure users always have the latest version of your application installed…  
Streamline installation scripting…  
Maintain a clean build system…  
Reduce development time…  
Easily customise your installations…  
Customise your installations with InstallScript…  
Test your app for compatibility with UWP and WSA app packages  
Create UWP app packages from MSI projects  
Create WSA packages from MSI projects  
Mapped MSI Table Relationships  
Combine multiple UWP app packages into one    
Simplify installations for complex apps…    
Simplify multi-tiered installations…    
Provision virtual machines for efficient testing    
Automate installing Windows roles and features    
Run PowerShell scripts from Suite/Advanced UI installations…    
Create Microsoft App-V installations…    
Virtualization suitability testing…    
Sideloading Windows store apps…    
Enhanced Suite capabilities…    
Support complex requirements with minimal scripting and coding…    
Provide a streamlined experience…    
Support distributed, collaborative installation development…    
Avoid common installation issues…    
Localise your installation…    
Quickly roll out new installations…    
Save time with the IIS Scanner…    
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Features

Test Your App for Compatibility with Universal Windows Platform (UWP) App Packages and Windows Server App Packages

Premier and Professional Editions

Scan your InstallShield project in seconds to save hours of investigative work by automatically identifying potential compatibility issues between your application and Microsoft's Desktop Bridge (formerly known as "Project Centennial"), and Windows Server App packages.

Create Universal Windows Platform (UWP) App Packages from MSI Projects

Premier and Professional Editions

Prepare for the Windows Store and simplify your software's installation experience on Windows 10 by building Universal Windows Platform app packages (formerly known as "Project Centennial") from your existing InstallShield projects. Build both Windows Installer and UWP App Packages to support all of your customers' desired deployment scenarios.

Create Windows Server App Packages (WSA) from MSI Projects

Premier and Professional Editions

Get ready for Nano Server and Windows Server 2016 deployments by building Windows Server App packages from your existing InstallShield projects. Simultaneously create both Windows Server App packages and Windows Installer packages in your build process to easily support all of your customers' desired deployment scenarios.

Combine Multiple UWP App Packages into One

Premier Edition

Develop your installation in modules for easier deployment and maintenance, and then merge the components and dependencies at build time into a single UWP app (Appx) package for the Windows Store. For direct distribution outside the store, bundle your UWP App Packages and other dependencies together with a Suite/Advanced UI installer.

Windows Installer (MSI) Installations

Premier, Professional and Express Editions

Quickly and easily create Windows Installer (MSI) installations with advanced support for SQL databases, IIS web sites, XML editing and much more with InstallShield's intuitive graphical development environment.

InstallScript Installations

Premier and Professional Editions

Achieve maximum flexibility in your installations with InstallScript—a powerful and easy-to-use scripting language. Create script-based installations and Windows Installer Custom Actions.

Convert MSIs to Microsoft App-V 5.1

Premier Edition

Provide flexible installation options for your enterprise customers by creating both Microsoft App-V 5.1 packages and Windows Installer MSI installations from the same build process. Improve your team's ability to quickly test and troubleshoot customer issues by providing them with instant streaming access to virtualized instances of multiple product versions. *Requires Microsoft App-V.

Mapped MSI Table Relationships

Premier and Professional Editions

Gain insight into how MSI tables are related for more precise editing and troubleshooting. Quickly see how those changes will impact your installer to reduce the unintended consequences of manual table editing.

Custom Bootstrappers to Bundle Universal Windows Platform App Packages, MSI Installers, and More

Premier Edition

Suite/Advanced UI installations bundle Universal Windows Platform app packages, MSI installers, EXE setups, Web Deploy packages, and more into a single installer for simple installation by your customers. Installers can be bundled with their dependencies, server configuration tasks, PowerShell scripts, and all the required components of a complex installation.

Custom Windows 10 Tiles

Premier, Professional and Express Editions

Make your Windows Installer and UWP desktop applications "pop" on the Windows 10 Start screen with vibrant tiles for increased user engagement.

Multilingual Support

Premier Edition

InstallShield's development tools are available in both English and Japanese language editions. Localise installations using InstallShield's default run-time strings in 35 languages, and add your own strings for other languages. Add conditions to deliver different files, registry entries and other resources for each supported language.

Install Web Applications to Microsoft Azure and Microsoft IIS using Microsoft Web Deploy

Premier Edition

With the new support for Microsoft Web Deploy, Suite/Advanced UI installations give your customers the flexibility to deploy web applications to their choice of infrastructure—local machines, remote servers in the data center or to Microsoft Azure in the cloud.

Automatically Provision Virtual Machines for Simple Installation Testing

Premier Edition

Reduce testing time and eliminate manual steps by automatically provisioning virtual machines; choose your test images and InstallShield will automatically power on the virtual machine and stage your installation for testing. *Requires VMware vSphere, VMware Workstation, or Microsoft Hyper-V.

Microsoft Team Foundation Server Integration

Premier, Professional and Express Editions

Compile, build and manage InstallShield projects on TFS build servers. Use Team Explorer to configure, schedule, and queue builds for InstallShield projects together with Visual Studio solution builds.

InstallShield Collaboration

Premier Edition (includes 5 licenses)

Integrate installation development into agile development processes by creating a distributed collaborative team. Enable developers, technical writers and other contributors to create and manage their own sections of the installation.

 

 

InstallShield Standalone Build

Automate Software Installation Builds and Foster Team Collaboration

Today software companies are no longer waiting until the end of their release cycle to start building their installations. Instead they follow Agile Software Development best practices by building their installations from the beginning and continuously integrating them with their product builds.

Maintain a Clean Build System

InstallShield provides a Standalone Build add-on that enables you to maintain a clean build system by using the part of InstallShield that builds the installations, plus any redistributables that you want to include in your installations. InstallShield Premier Edition customers are entitled to 5 free licenses of the Standalone Build. InstallShield Professional customers are entitled to 1 free license. You can also purchase additional Standalone Build licenses by calling Flexera Software.

The following licensing options are available for Standalone Build. Please call Flexera Software to learn more.

  • Standalone Build Developer License – A per-machine node-locked license ideal for small development teams
  • Standalone Build Team Licenses – Ideal for mid-to-large sized development teams, it provides a set of 10 or 30 per-machine node-locked licenses
  • Standalone Build Concurrent Licenses – Ideal for advanced infrastructure needs and use in build farms with dynamic virtual machines

 

 


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