in InstallShield 2013
Installations – Use multi-tier
installation templates to deploy
web/server applications as a single
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
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
Testing – Ensure applications are
compatible with enterprise application
virtualisation technologies, such as
Microsoft App-V, VMware ThinApp and
Windows 8 Validation Testing
installations against Windows 8 and
Windows Server 2012 best practices from
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
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
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
- Use multi-tier installation templates
to deploy web/server applications as a single
- 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
- 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
- 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
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
- Standalone Build Developer License
– A per-machine node-locked license ideal for small
- Standalone Build Team Licenses –
Ideal for mid-to-large sized development teams, it
provides a set of 10 or 30 per-machine node-locked
- Standalone Build Concurrent Licenses
– Ideal for advanced infrastructure needs and use in
build farms with dynamic virtual machines
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
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
The World's Most Powerful Installation Authoring Tool
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
capabilities of the Professional Edition,
of exclusive functionality, including:
- Simplify multi-tiered
installations — Use multi-tier installation
templates to deploy web/server applications as a single
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
InstallShield Premier Edition is available as either a
node-locked or concurrent license.
Note: the Premier edition now includes App-V support.
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
- 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
- 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
- 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.
A Quick and Easy Tool for Creating Windows Installer
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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