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InstallShield 2015 & Editions

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

InstallShield

InstallShield is the world's leading Windows installation development solution. InstallShield is designed to enable development teams to be more agile, collaborative and flexible when building reliable InstallScript and Windows Installer (MSI) installations for  PCs, servers, and Web applications. InstallShield is the only software installer that can directly convert MSIs to Microsoft App-V virtual packages.

 
What's New in InstallShield 2015

Windows 10 Ready – Confidently build installations that support the latest Windows releases, including Windows 10 Insider Preview, Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2. InstallShield can also build pure 64-bit MSIs to support Windows Server Core configurations where WoW64 may be disabled.

Microsoft Visual Studio Integration – Integrate InstallShield 2015 with the latest Visual Studio releases, including Visual Studio 2015 Preview. When integrated with Visual Studio and MSBuild, InstallShield can add project output groups to your installation and integrate into your source control and solution build process.

Support Latest Microsoft Certificate Requirements – Be prepared for Microsoft's signature requirements for 2016 with InstallShield's new support for SHA-256 certificates and digests.

Automation Interface for Advanced UI and Suite/Advanced UI Projects – Support continuous integration practices and reduce manual editing by leveraging automation scripts to add files and features, change installation properties, and initiate builds for InstallShield MSI, InstallScript, Advanced UI and Suite/Advanced UI projects.

New opportunities and fast-paced change continue to pervade the technology marketplace. To keep up, application producers need to adapt quickly, get to market faster, and deliver a seamless, contemporary customer experience. The global de facto standard on more than 500 million PCs and servers, InstallShield is a strategic software installation development solution designed for traditional and agile development teams and their Windows and virtualized installation requirements. InstallShield includes automated tools to productise, install, and bundle software in application virtualisation and traditional EXE and MSI formats.

Software customers are also adapting to the new technology landscape. To support this transition, InstallShield continues to invest in providing software developers with support for the latest desktop computing technologies, and unique solutions that simplify the deployment of web/server applications to cloud, virtual, and traditional environments.

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 Insider Preview – 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 2015 now.

 

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

 

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Express

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…
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…  
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…    
Leverage the advanced offered by 64-bit operating systems…    
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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    Available as a node-locked or concurrent license Available as a node-locked or concurrent license

 

Features

Windows 10 Ready

Premier, Professional and Express Editions

Confidently deploy your applications to the latest Windows versions, including Windows 10 Insider Preview, Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2. Build pure 64-bit installations for Windows Server Core configurations where WoW64 may be disabled.

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.

Simplify Complex Installations with Suite/Advanced UI Projects

Premier Edition

InstallShield's Suite/Advanced UI projects support installing Microsoft Web Deploy files to simplify the deployment of web applications. Suite/Advanced UI installations can bundle MSIs, EXEs, Microsoft Web Deploy files and more. They can be bundled with dependencies, server configuration tasks, database scripts, and all the required components of a complex multi-server application.

Convert MSIs to Microsoft App-V

Premier Edition

Provide flexible installation options for your enterprise customers by creating both Microsoft App-V 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.

Application Virtualization Suitability Testing

Premier Edition

Validate that your product is compatible with the leading application virtualization formats including Microsoft App-V, VMware, ThinApp and Citrix XenApp.

Support the Latest Microsoft Certificate Requirements

Premier, Professional and Express Editions

Be prepared for 2016's new signature requirements with support for SHA-256 certificates and digests.

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.

Automation Interface

Premier and Professional Editions

Support continuous integration practices and reduce manual editing by leveraging automation scripts to add files and features, change installation properties and settings, and initiate project builds for InstallShield MSI, InstallScript, Advanced UI and Suite/Advanced UI projects.

Provision Virtual Machines from the InstallShield IDE for Testing Installations

Premier Edition

Reduce testing time and eliminate manual steps by automatically provisioning virtual machines; choose test image snapshots, power on virtual machines, and stage setups directly from the InstallShield IDE. Supports VMware vSphere, VMware Workstation, and 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.

Microsoft Visual Studio Integration

Premier, Professional and Express Editions

Integrate InstallShield 2015 with the latest Visual Studio releases, including Visual Studio 2015 Preview. When integrated with Visual Studio and MSBuild, InstallShield can add project output groups to your installation and integrate into your source control and solution build processes.

InstallShield Standalone Build

Premier Edition (includes 5 licenses) and Professional (includes 1 license)

Support continuous integration practices by building InstallShield projects on a separate clean build system.

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

Maintain a Clean Build System

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.

If you are looking to implement Agile Software Development, you need the right tools to facilitate collaboration between team members and automate your installation builds. That’s where InstallShield Standalone Build licenses come in.

The Standalone Build enables developers to follow Agile Software Development best practices by automating and integrating installation builds with their product builds. It is installed and run on clean machines separate from the InstallShield IDE, and includes only the part of InstallShield that builds the installation.

Licensing Options for the InstallShield Standalone Build

Each license of InstallShield Premier Edition includes five free Standalone Build licenses, while the InstallShield Professional Edition includes one free license. There are no free licenses in the InstallShield Express Edition.

You can also buy extra InstallShield Standalone Build licenses for any edition of InstallShield without paying for a full license of InstallShield.

Below is a summary of the options for licensing the 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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