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.
Top New Features in InstallShield 2014
Install Web Applications to Microsoft
Azure and Microsoft IIS using Microsoft
Web Deploy – With 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 Microsoft
Azure in the cloud.
Deploy to Microsoft Azure SQL
Databases – Install databases to
the cloud and support hybrid cloud scenarios
by deploying database scripts directly to
Microsoft Azure SQL databases.
Design DPI-Aware Installations
– All InstallShield project types
are now DPI-aware, ensuring an optimized
user experience when your customers install
software on high-DPI devices.
Check for the Latest Setup Every
Time an Installation is Run – Suite/Advanced
UI installations can automatically check
for the latest version of a setup any time
the installation is run, including from
the installation’s maintenance mode,
making it simpler for users to find, download,
and install your latest product releases.
Upgrade Multi-instance Installations
– Develop upgrades that can detect
the presence of multiple instances of a
product on target systems, providing end-users
with options to select the instance to upgrade.
Now supports both major and minor upgrades.
Provision Virtual Machines from
the InstallShield IDE for Testing Installations
– 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
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
Most popular solution for Microsoft Windows
and Visual Studio support
- Comprehensive support for Microsoft Windows 7 &
8.x – the fast, easy way to build Windows installers
- Create installations directly within Microsoft Visual
- 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
Download trial version of InstallShield 2014 now.
InstallShield is available in THREE EDITIONS
InstallShield 2014 Premier
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
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.
- Simplify installation of complex
applications — With 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.
- 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.
- Provision virtual machines for
more efficient installation testing — Reduce testing
time and eliminate manual steps by automatically provisioning
virtual machines from the InstallShield IDE.
- 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
- 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
- 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 2014 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
- 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.
- Support easy upgrades
— Create installation upgrades that can detect multiple
instances and allow users to select which instance to upgrade.
- 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
- 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 2014 Express
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
- 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.x, Windows Server 2012
R2 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.
- Ensure a positive first impression
when software is installed on high-DPI devices —
InstallShield enables developers to create DPI-aware
installations that scale up for high-DPI devices.
- 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.
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
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
- 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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