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InstallShield 2013

 

InstallShield

•  InstallShield 2013 Premier
•  InstallShield 2013 Professional
•  InstallShield 2013 Express

•  New Features in 2013

•  Features by edition (Premier/Prof/Expr) PDF

•  Compare InstallShield 2013 and 2012 versionsPDF

•  Download the Evaluation

•  InstallShield 2013 Datasheet PDF

•  InstallShield End-User License Agreement PDF
 

InstallShield Specials

If the applications you develop target Windows, InstallShield is your solution. InstallShield makes it easy for developers to build reliable Windows Installer (MSI) and InstallScript installations for desktop, server, Web, and mobile applications. It's also the only installation solution that can build Microsoft App-V virtual packages.

The global de facto standard on more than 500 million PCs, InstallShield is a strategic installation development solution designed for traditional and agile development teams and their Windows and Virtualized installation requirements. Supporting the needs of today’s sophisticated software producers for packaging standalone offerings and complex suites, InstallShield provides automated tools to productise, package and install software with minimal scripting, coding and rework.

More developers trust InstallShield to give their software a flawless, localised installation experience, keeping their users happy and support cost down.

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 2013 now.

 


 
Top New Features in InstallShield 2013

Simplify Multi-Tiered Installations – Use multi-tier installation templates to deploy web/server applications as a single cloud-ready package

Automate Installing Windows Roles and Features – Avoid the risk of manual tasks by automatically installing Windows roles and features with an application's installation

Run PowerShell Scripts During Installation Setup – Streamline server configuration tasks by running PowerShell scripts; the enterprise scripting language of choice

Create Pure 64-Bit Installations – Deploy 64-bit applications using 64-bit installations that support Windows Server configurations where WoW64 has been disabled

Create Microsoft App-V Installations - Now Included with Premier!–Build both physical and virtual application packages from the same build process. Includes new support for App‑V 5

Virtualization Suitability Testing – Ensure applications are compatible with enterprise application virtualisation technologies, such as Microsoft App-V, VMware ThinApp and Citrix XenApp

Windows 8 Validation Testing – Validate installations against Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 best practices from Microsoft

Windows 8 Start Screen Icon Pinning – Define the application shortcuts that are pinned to the Windows 8 start screen, delivering a clean first impression for the end-user

Updated Advanced UI Designer – Create contemporary install experiences using new Wizard design capabilities


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, InstallShield is a strategic software installation development solution designed for traditional and agile development teams and their Windows and virtualised installation requirements. InstallShield includes automated tools to productize, install, and bundle software in application virtualisation and traditional EXE and MSI formats.

Enterprises are also adapting to the new technology landscape. To support this transition, InstallShield provides application producers and enterprise developers with support for emerging technology and capabilities to easily deploy and manage their applications in enterprise 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 Windows Azure SQL Database support
  • Support enterprise application virtualization adoption by validating compatibility and createing Microsoft App-V packages

Most popular solution for Microsoft Windows and Visual Studio support

  • Comprehensive support for Microsoft Windows 7 & 8 – the fast, easy way to build Windows installers
  • Create installations directly within Microsoft Visual Studio
  • Support enterprise customers with ISO 19770-2 software inventory tags, 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

 

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

 

InstallShield: Microsoft App-V Support

Deliver Your Applications as App-V Virtual Packages

InstallShield is once again revolutionising software installations with support for application virtualisation with Microsoft® App-V™. Try InstallShield now.

As enterprises begin to adopt virtual technologies like App-V, more and more software companies are delivering their applications as both traditional MSI packages and as virtual packages. They are giving their enterprise customers a choice of which package to run. Microsoft was one of the first when they provided their customers with the option of running Office 2010 as an App-V package. And since then more software companies have done the same.

If you are looking to provide end users with the option of either an MSI or virtual package, InstallShield makes it easy. When you build a traditional MSI project, InstallShield can simultaneously build it as a virtual App-V package. It can also automatically modify your legacy MSIs to App-V packages. InstallShield handles all the conversion work, so there’s no learning curve for developers new to application virtualisation.

To an end user, virtual applications appear and function just like physically installed software. But virtual applications never get installed on the client. Instead they run in their own isolated virtual containers – which include registry entries, libraries, executables, and anything else the application needs to run – completely separate from the operating system. Because there’s no physical installation, there are no installation or retirement problems and no application compatibility issues.

 

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

InstallShield 2013 Premier

The World's Most Powerful Installation Authoring Tool - Period

The top-tier InstallShield Premier Edition is the world's most powerful and flexible solution for Windows installations. Software companies serious about providing reliable, professional installations for their applications trust the InstallShield Premier Edition. Try it now and see.

InstallShield Premier Edition gives you all the capabilities of the Professional Edition, plus tons of exclusive functionality, including:

  • Simplify multi-tiered installations — Use multi-tier installation templates to deploy web/server applications as a single cloud-ready package.
  • Automate installing Windows roles and features — Avoid the risk of manual tasks by automatically installing Windows roles and features with an application's installation.
  • Run PowerShell scripts from Suite / Advanced UI installations — Streamline server configuration tasks by running PowerShell scripts - the enterprise scripting language of choice.
  • Create Microsoft App-V installations — Build both physical and virtual application packages from the same build process.
  • Virtualization suitability testing — Ensure applications are compatible with enterprise application virtualization technologies, such as Microsoft App-V, VMware ThinApp and Citrix XenApp.
  • Sideloading Windows store apps — sideload Windows Store app packages (.appx), enabling Windows Store apps and desktop applications to be bundled and installed through a single installer outside the Windows Store.
  • Enhanced suite capabilities — Ability to import and reference PRQ files as Suite packages, dynamic links for Suite packages, advanced reporting and logging on Suite packages as well as a new UI for custom conditions.
  • Support complex requirements with minimal scripting or coding — With the InstallShield Suite/Advanced UI Project type, multiple products can be easily bundled together into a single, unified suite installation, eliminating the need to develop a custom launcher or bootstrapper application.
  • Provide a streamlined experience — End users only need to download a small file to quickly start the installation.
  • Leverage the advances offered by 64-bit operating systems — The most comprehensive support for 64-bit installation development including 64-bit dependency scanning, setting permissions for files, folders and registry keys, and a prerequisite that installs the 64-bit version of the Microsoft VSTO 2010 Runtime.
  • Maintain a clean build system — Each license of InstallShield Premier Edition includes five free Standalone Build licenses.
  • Support distributed, collaborative installation development — The InstallShield Collaboration add-on allows distributed product developers and technical writers to more efficiently create and manage their content of the installation. Premier Edition includes 5 licenses of Developer Installation Manifest Editor.
  • Avoid common installation issues — Validators in the InstallShield Best Practices Validation Suite alert you if your installation violates any best practices guidelines.
  • Localise your installation — InstallShield's multilingual support lets you create installations for 35 runtime languages from one installation project.
  • Quickly roll out new installations — With network repositories, it's easy to build a repository of common elements that multiple installation authors can access and reuse in projects.
  • Save time with the IIS Scanner — Only the Premier Edition allows you to import the IIS data from an existing Web site into your InstallShield project automatically using the IIS Scanner.

InstallShield Premier Edition is available as either a node-locked or concurrent license.
Note: the Premier edition now includes App-V support. 

 

InstallShield 2013 Professional

A Powerful and Easy-to-Use Windows Installation Solution

InstallShield Professional Edition is a powerful and easy-to-use solution for building Windows installations. It is ideal for both novice and seasoned software installation developers. While most homegrown Windows installation tools are not optimised for current industry standards, InstallShield Professional lets you take advantage of all the latest technologies. Try it now and see.

Although missing many of the features of the top-tiered InstallShield Premier Edition, InstallShield Professional Edition does have all the functionality of the InstallShield Express Edition, plus the following:

  •  Windows 7 & 8 validation testing — Validate installations against Windows 7, 8, and Windows Server 2012 best practices from Microsoft.
  • Advanced UI designer — Create contemporary install experiences using new Wizard design capabilities.
  • Create pure 64-bit installations — Deploy your 64-bit applications using 64-bit installations that support server configurations where WoW64 has been disabled.
  • Deploy to hybrid cloud databases — Windows Azure SQL Database scripting capabilities enable hybrid cloud SQL deployments.
  • Provide deployment metadata — Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager support enables software producers to provide required deployment metadata to their Enterprise customers, reducing the burden in managing their application.
  • Ensure users always have latest version of your application installed — Automatically checks for the latest updates and patches at installer runtime, and if an update is found, it will automatically be downloaded and run in place of the old installer.
  • Streamline installation scripting — PowerShell support offers software producers the ability to streamline installation scripting requirements and support best practices of their Enterprise customers.
  • Maintain a clean build system — Each license of InstallShield Professional Edition includes one free Standalone Build license.
  • Reduce development time — Quickly and easily build your installations by moving pieces of an existing project (dialogs, custom actions, or features) to another installation project; create and manage re-usable project outlines so you don't have to start your installations from scratch.
  • Easily customise your installations — Modify the layout of existing end-user dialogs; manage multiple product versions, allowing specific features to be included in a release via user-defined flags; and much more.
  • Customise your installations with InstallScript — Add InstallScript custom actions to your MSI projects or create InstallScript projects that control your entire installation.

InstallShield Professional Edition is available as either a node-locked or concurrent license.

 

InstallShield 2013 Express

A Quick and Easy Tool for Creating Windows Installer (MSI) Installations

InstallShield Express Edition is ideal for software developers and setup authors looking for a quick, easy, and cost-effective solution for creating reliable Windows Installer (MSI) installations. Try it now and see.

Unlike "build your own" installation solutions, InstallShield Express Edition shields you from the complexities of developing a setup. It comes with an easy-to-use Project Assistant – a wizard that guides you through the MSI installation creating process, step-by-step.

  • Easy to learn and use -The Express Edition sizably reduces the time required for setup authors to successfully complete installation projects. It also lets experienced developers save time by more efficiently jumpstarting new projects.
  • Support for new Microsoft technologies—Support for Windows 8, Windows Server 2012 and Visual Studio 2012.
  • Avoid risk exposure and non-compliance—InstallShield is the only strategic installation development solution that creates ISO 19770-2 software identification tags as part of the installation development process.
  • Fits into any budget -The Express Edition is ideal for software developers and setup authors looking for a cost-effective solution for creating reliable Windows Installer (MSI) installations.
  • Available in different languages -The Express Edition is available in English and Japanese to offer developers the flexibility to build in their own language.

 

 

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