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InstallShield 2018 & Editions

How the World Builds MSI and EXE Installers and UWP and WSA Packages for Windows Applications

InstallShield
FINAL NOTICE - Last Chance to Upgrade
InstallShield 2015 goes "End of Life" on 10 June 2018 when it will no longer qualify for Upgrade pricing
(which is only 50% of the new license price).

SAVE 50% - Upgrade BEFORE 10 June 2018
Terms & Conditions Apply – contact MicroWay for details or a formal quote

Deliver a Consistent, Successful User Experience with Every Installation.
Make a great first impression with your software. More than 100,000 application producers choose InstallShield to develop MSI and EXE installers, create Universal Windows Platform app packages and virtualize their apps. On agile or traditional development teams. Creating standalone offerings or complex suites. Deployed to the Windows Store or Nano Server.

 
What's New in InstallShield 2018
  • Open Source Software Detection and Risk Assessment* – Make InstallShield your first line of defense against potential OSS vulnerabilities. One fast, automated scan identifies OSS components in the project. Know your licensing obligations and make informed ship/no-ship decisions.
  • Windows Installer (MSI) Installations – Quickly and easily create Windows Installer (MSI) installations with advanced support for SQL databases, enhanced options in IIS view (Premier and Professional editions only), XML editing and much more with InstallShield's intuitive graphical development environment.
  • Custom Bootstrappers to Bundle Universal Windows – 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. Enhancements offer more control for suite installation authors. Installers can be bundled with their dependencies, server configuration tasks, PowerShell scripts, and all the required components of a complex installation.

*InstallShield 2018 includes a free, one-year subscription to FlexNet Code Aware.

As open source software takes up a larger share of your component list, InstallShield helps you mitigate the risks of OSS code with a quick scan of your project.

With InstallShield, you'll adapt to industry changes quickly, get to market faster and deliver an engaging customer experience. And know the vulnerability of your project's OSS components before you ship.

The result? Productivity: up. Extra scripting/coding/rework: way down.

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.
  • Prep applications for Windows Store and Nano Server.

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

  • 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

Future-proof your project from OSS vulnerabilities

  • InstallShield* is the only installation automation solution to check for OSS security and IP compliance risks with one scan of your project.

 

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 2018 now.

InstallShield Editions

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 Windows installation solution for MSI, EXE and UWP World's top Windows installation solution plus cloud, UWP and WSA
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
Open Source Software Detection and Risk Assessment
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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    Available as a node-locked or concurrent license Available as a node-locked or concurrent license

 

Features

Open Source Software Detection and Risk Assessment*

Premier, Professional and Express Editions

Make InstallShield your first line of defense against potential OSS vulnerabilities. One fast, automated scan identifies OSS components in the project. Know your licensing obligations and make informed ship/no-ship decisions.

*InstallShield 2018 includes a free, one-year subscription to FlexNet Code Aware.

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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