InstallShield Datasheet


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InstallShield Datasheet

  1. 1. InstallShield 2012 SpringD ATA S H E E T How the world builds software installations for Microsoft Windows If you build applications for Windows®, your applications when, where and how they The World’s #1 Installation InstallShield® is your solution. InstallShield makes are needed. Technology—InstallShield technology is deployed by it easy for development teams to be more agile, over 70,000 customers flexible and collaborative when building reliable Your Customers’ First Experience Occurs at on more than 500 million Windows Installer (MSI) and InstallScript Product Installation desktops. installations for desktop, server, Web, and InstallShield is the only installation solution capable mobile applications. of supporting the needs of today’s sophisticated Most Popular Solution Software Producers for packaging both standalone for Windows 7 and Software is Getting More Complex offerings and complex suites. Windows 8—The easy way The technology marketplace continues to to build Windows installers, with superior Windows change at an unprecedented pace, favoring InstallShield 2012 Spring empowers Software Installer and 64-bit support. Software Producers that can adapt quickly. To Producers with support for: emerging technologies— stay competitive Software Producers must go Microsoft® Windows® 8, Windows Server® 2012 Unparalleled Support to market faster, and create an exceptional and Visual Studio® 2012; both traditional and for Visual Studio 2010 customer experience consistent with the “there’s agile development processes; and the unique and 2012—Microsoft an app for that” mindset and expectation that product packaging needs of today’s global recommends their Visual pervades the market. Software Producers. It meets the exacting Studio customers build installers with InstallShield. standards of the new generation of app-savvy Enterprises Demand More Flexibility users by delivering a positive and modern More than Desktops— Your Enterprise customers are in the midst of a end-user experience. Easily build installations for significant transformation – the consumerization server, Web, and mobile of IT, desktop transformations, and leveraging And, it provides automated tools that allow applications. the cloud. All this creates new opportunities Software Producers to productize, bundle and Native Language for Software Producers that are prepared. install their products in both traditional MSI Installers— Built-in support Enterprises are selecting Software Producers and virtual application formats. It does all this for localizing setups for 35 whose applications are easy to install, deploy while enabling the Enterprise transformation languages. and manage. with support for Microsoft’s SQL Azure™ hybrid cloud deployments and System Center 2012 Two Licensing Options— Choose node-locked or Flexera Software and InstallShield are at the Configuration Manager. concurrent licensing that forefront of this transformation by providing a developers can share. strategic installation solution that makes it easy continued >> for Enterprise customers to deploy and manage Three Editions and Two Languages—Premier, Professional, and Express Editions available in English and Japanese. 2011 WINNER
  2. 2. “Accenture is dedicated todeveloping differentiatedsoftware-based solutions InstallShield 2012 Spring—Microsoft’s installat ion solut ion of choiceacross a wide rangeof industries to help includes t he following new capabilit ies:organizations meet their Support for New Microsoft Technologiesbusiness goals. The dynamic Hybrid Cloud Deploymentsinstallation experience that The cloud is transforming how application data is accessed and stored, and to meet customer demand,we create ensures smooth Software Producers must support their products both on-premises and in hybrid cloud environments.adoption in enterprise InstallShield 2012 Spring includes new SQL Azure database scripting capabilities enabling Softwareenvironments. This is just as Producers to support hybrid cloud SQL deployments.important as the functionalityof the software products as Support for Windows 8, Windows Server 2012 and Visual Studio 2012a whole. Our priority is a Microsoft’s release of a new Windows Operating System and Visual Studio are major events in 2012practical application of new – and InstallShield 2012 Spring offers support for these. InstallShield now allows specification that thetechnologies that work in a installation requires Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012, plus it lets you build feature and componentbusiness environment and conditions for these operating systems. Being the first to support these new technologies demonstratesdrive business outcomes. The your commitment to supporting the latest technology.ability to tailor our softwareto individual needs and – by Better End-User Experienceeasy-of-use – to eliminate Advanced Wizard Page Editor and Redesigned Wizard Pagesimplementation barriers is A new generation of “app-store savvy” users means the bar has been raised for installation run-essential in order that we time. Current MSI dialogs are very limited and prevent Software Producers from being able to delivercan offer configurable and a modern experience. InstallShield 2012 Spring includes an entirely new end-user interface withcustomizable support for an redesigned built-in wizard pages and a new wizard page editor to create a better run-time experience.individual organization’srequirements. To this end, Automatic Checking for Installer Updates and Patches Update and patch deployment is a key element of modern software applications. Software Producerswe chose the versatile and must continually update their applications to keep up with customer demand. InstallShield 2012 Springrobust InstallShield because checks for the latest updates and patches at installer run-time. If an update is found, it will automaticallyof Flexera Software’s domain be downloaded and run in place of the old installer ensuring that users always have the latest version ofexpertise in innovative the application installed.and flexible softwaresuite products.” Suite Installation Enhancements The need to bundle multiple products and packages together and deliver a unified installation Ferdi Öztürk experience continues to rise, resulting in widespread adoption of the InstallShield 2012 Premier Suite/Delivery Excellence Specialist Advanced UI project type. We’ve incorporated customer requests into the new Suite capabilities Accenture available in InstallShield 2012 Spring, including the 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.“Our enterprise customersare interested in adopting Enable Enterprise Transformationhybrid on-premise/cloud Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Supportsolutions that help in their Many Enterprises are migrating to Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager and needtransition to the cloud. accurate deployment metadata to populate its new App model. InstallShield 2012 Spring enablesInstallShield 2012 Spring’s Software Producers to provide this metadata to their Enterprise customers, reducing the Enterprises’support of SQL Azure helps burden in managing their application.ensure we can deliver a first-rate installation experience PowerShell Supportin traditional, on-premise PowerShell™ has become the standard for scripting in the Enterprise. InstallShield 2012 Spring includesas well as hybrid cloud support for custom actions that run PowerShell scripts. This helps Software Producers streamline installation scripting requirements and support best practices of their Enterprise customers.environments.” Mikhail Dikov Principal Software Engineer Open Text
  3. 3. “SQL Azure is a highly available and scalableFlexera Software: Industry Leader in Installation Solutions cloud database service, builtFlexera Software’s InstallShield – the industry’s global de facto standard for Windows installations on SQL Server technologies,for over 20 years – continues to innovate with a world-class installation solution that supports the that makes it easy forinstallation authoring, building and bundling requirements of today’s traditional and decentralized enterprises to extendagile development teams. solutions to the cloud without having to migrate all of their data or existing InstallShield InstallShield InstallShield enterprise datacenter Features 2012 Spring 2012 2011 applications at once. NEW! Hybrid Cloud Deployments InstallShield 2012 Spring’s New Microsoft® SQL Azure™ database scripting support of SQL Azure capabilities enable hybrid cloud SQL deployments database scripting is critical NEW! Support for Microsoft® Windows® 8 and to software producers that Windows Server® 2012 want to facilitate their Includes support for Microsoft Windows 8 and customers’ application Windows Server 2012 migrations to hybrid cloud environments.” NEW! Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2012 Support Includes support for Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 Gregory Leake NEW! Advanced Wizard Page Editor and Director, Product Marketing Redesigned Wizard Pages Microsoft Provides an entirely new end-user interface with redesigned built-in wizard pages and a new wizard page editor “As a reliable and effective ENHANCED! Suite Installation government contractor Enhanced Suite/Advanced UI project type provides we are continually more capabilities to bundle multiple products together enhancing and improving into a single suite installation our applications, making NEW! Microsoft® System Center 2012 Configuration it essential for customer Manager Support satisfaction that users are Enables Software Producers to provide required on the latest versions of deployment metadata to their Enterprise customers our products. We have NEW! PowerShell Support to provide reliability and InstallShield 2012 Spring enables Software Producers quality under pressure to streamline installation scripting requirements for our customers. In these efforts InstallShield Suite Installation continues to differentiate Easily bundle multiple products together into a single, itself from other installation unified installation solutions through innovative Installation Streaming enhancements that help End users only need download a small file to quickly create stronger connections start the installation between our software and InstallShield Collaboration Add-On our customers.” Supports distributed, collaborative installation development. which allows developers and technical Limited Aysen Bankeroglu writers to separately create and manage their portion Principal Configuration of the installation. Management Engineer REI Systems Software Identification Tagging Creates ISO 19770-2 software identification tag as part of the installation development process continued >>
  4. 4. InstallShield InstallShield InstallShield Features 2012 Spring 2012 2011 InstallShield Prerequisites for Installing New Technologies Includes new prerequisites that install Internet Explorer 9, SQL Server 2008 R2 Native client, Windows Identify Foundation, and more Comprehensive 64-Bit Application Support Comprehensive support for 64-bit installation development including identifying 64-bit dependencies of the 64-bit files in a project; setting permissions for files, folders and Limited registry keys; and a prerequisite that installs the 64-bit version of the Microsoft VSTO 2010 Runtime Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0 Support Build installations inside the Visual Studio 2010 IDE and deploy applications targeting .NET 4. Include new .NET prerequisites with installations Integration with Microsoft Team Foundation Server Compile, build, and manage InstallShield projects and Visual Studio solutions in a single environment Predefined System Searches Have installations check if Adobe Reader 10, Internet Explorer 9, or Microsoft Office (2010, 2007, or 2003) are installed on a target system Expiring Setup Launchers Prevent your end users from installing outdated versions of your applications Microsoft App-V Support With With With Deploy your applications as App-V virtual packages that run without conflict Virtualization Virtualization Virtualization Pack Pack Pack Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Support Install your applications flawlessly on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Multilingual Support Present installation text in up to 35 languages Standalone Build Add-On 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 installationsAbout Flexera SoftwareFlexera Software is the leading provider of strategic solutions forApplication Usage Management; solutions delivering continuouscompliance, optimized usage and maximized value to applicationproducers and their customers. Flexera Software is trusted bymore than 80,000 customers that depend on our comprehensivesolutions - from installation and licensing, entitlement andcompliance management to application readiness and enterprise Next Step: For a more detailed feature list and to beginlicense optimization - to strategically manage application usage a free trial, visit achieve breakthrough results realized only through the or call Flexera Software today!systems-level approach we provide. For more information, pleasego to: www.flexerasoftware.comFlexera Software LLC Schaumburg United Kingdom (Europe, Australia (Asia, For more office locations visit:1000 East Woodfield Road, (Global Headquarters): Middle East Headquarters): Pacific Headquarters): www.flexerasoftware.comSuite 400 +1 800-809-5659 +44 870-871-1111 +61 3-9895-2000Schaumburg, IL 60173 USA +44 870-873-6300Copyright © 2012 Flexera Software LLC. All other brand and product names mentioned herein may be the trademarks and registered trademarks of their respective owners. IS12S_DS_Sept12