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    • DATASHEET InstallShield 2013 How the world builds software installations for Microsoft Windows If you build applications for Windows® , InstallShield® is your solution. InstallShield makes it easy for development teams to be more agile, flexible and collaborative when building reliable Windows Installer (MSI) and InstallScript installations for desktop, server, Web, and virtual applications. Software is Getting More Complex The technology marketplace continues to change at an unprecedented pace, favoring application producers that can adapt quickly. To stay competitive application producers must go to market faster, install and configure complex web/server applications and deliver a seamless, contemporary customer experience. Enterprises Demand More Flexibility Your enterprise customers are in the midst of a significant transformation – the consumerization of IT, desktop transformations, and leveraging the cloud. All this creates new opportunities for application producers that are prepared. Enterprises are selecting application producers whose applications are easy to install, deploy and manage. Flexera Software and InstallShield are at the forefront of this transformation by providing a strategic installation solution that makes it easy for enterprise customers to deploy and manage your applications when, where and how they are needed. Your Customers’ First Experience Occurs at Product Installation InstallShield is the only installation solution capable of supporting the needs of today’s sophisticated application producers for packaging both standalone offerings and complex suites. “Windows Server 2012 introduced groundbreaking new functionality and hundreds of new PowerShell commands to help administrators in their daily tasks. InstallShield 2013 builds on Windows Server 2012 and PowerShell to help streamline deployment of the latest technologies.” Brian Hillger Director, Server and Tools Marketing Microsoft InstallShield empowers application producers with support for all the latest Microsoft technologies including: Windows® 8, Windows Server® 2012 and Visual Studio® 2012 and helps simplify the preparation and installation of applications to 64-bit, cloud and virtual environments. It supports both traditional and agile development processes; and the unique product packaging needs of today’s global application producers. It meets the exacting standards of the new generation of users by delivering a positive and modern end- user experience. InstallShield provides automated tools that allow application producers to productize, bundle and install their products in both traditional MSI and virtual application formats making it easy to quickly and efficiently virtualize their software in the enterprise customer’s environment of choice. It does all this while enabling the enterprise transformation with support for Microsoft’s Windows Azure™ SQL hybrid cloud deployments, PowerShell™ and System Center 2012 Configuration Manager. continued >> The World’s #1 Installation Technology—InstallShield technology is deployed by over 80,000 customers on more than 500 million desktops. Most Popular Solution for Windows 7 and Windows 8—The easy way to build Windows installers, with superior Windows Installer and 64-bit support. Unparalleled Support for Visual Studio 2010 and 2012—Microsoft recommends their Visual Studio customers build installers with InstallShield. More than Desktops— Easily build installations for server, Web, and virtual applications. Native Language Installers— Built-in support for localizing setups for 35 languages. Two Licensing Options— Choose node-locked or concurrent licensing that developers can share. Three Editions and Two Languages—Premier, Professional, and Express Editions available in English and Japanese.
    • InstallShield 2013—Microsoft’s installation solution of choice includes the following new capabilities: Simplify Installations of Complex Web/Server Applications 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. Simplify Multi-Tier Installations Use multi-tier installation templates to deploy web/server applications as a single cloud-ready package. Complete The 64-bit Journey Create Pure 64-Bit Installations Deploy 64-bit applications using 64-bit installations that support Windows Server configurations where WoW64 has been disabled. Support Enterprise Application Virtualization Adoption 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 5.0. Virtualization Suitability Testing Ensure applications are compatible with enterprise application virtualization technologies, such as Microsoft App-V, VMware® ThinApp™ and Citrix® XenApp™. Enhanced Windows 8 Support 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. “Installation is a critical component of our internal development process, and our customers’ experience with our solutions. Ensuring a fast, efficient and intuitive installation experience is critical. The new capabilities announced today demonstrate why InstallShield remains an industry-leading solution to this day. I’m very impressed with the complex installation problems it solves, which will save us time and money as we develop installations for our solutions across complex environments.” Ron Guggisberg Senior Software Engineer Matrix Systems “Our enterprise customers are interested in adopting hybrid on-premise/cloud solutions that help in their transition to the cloud. InstallShield’s support of Azure SQL helps ensure we can deliver a first-rate installation experience in traditional, on-premise as well as hybrid cloud environments.” Mikhail Dikov Principal Software Engineer Open Text
    • Key Product Features Support the latest Windows Editions Full support for Windows 7, Windows 8, and Server 2012, including the ability to specify which application shortcuts are pinned to the Windows 8 Start Screen Create Pure 64-bit Installations Deploy 64-bit applications using 64-bit installations that support Windows Server configurations where WoW64 has been disabled Simplify Multi-tier Installations Use multi-tier installation templates to deploy web/server applications as a single cloud-ready package Deploy Sideloading Windows Store Apps Sideload Windows Store app packages (.appx) through Suite/Advanced UI projects Deploy to Hybrid Cloud Databases Microsoft® Windows Azure™ SQL Database scripting capabilities enable hybrid cloud SQL deployments Make Your App’s Installation Experience Stand Out with an Advanced UI Designer Create an entirely new end-user interface with built-in wizard pages and wizard page editor Support Enterprise Application Virtualization Adoption Ensure applications are compatible with enterprise application virtualization technologies, such as Microsoft App-V, VMware ThinApp and Citrix XenApp Create Agile Installations that Stream the Latest Updates and Patches at Installation Time Automatic check and download of updates and patches at installer run-time Create Installations for Your Global Applications Create installations that run in 35 different languages Integrate With Microsoft Visual Studio An integrated development environment supports the development of an application’s installation directly within Visual Studio Create Microsoft App-V installations Build both physical and virtual application packages from the same build process. Includes new support for App-V 5.0 “Windows Azure SQL Database is a highly available and scalable cloud database service, built on SQL Server technologies, that makes it easy for enterprises to extend solutions to the cloud without having to migrate all of their data or existing enterprise datacenter applications at once. InstallShield’s support of Azure SQL database scripting is critical to application producers that want to facilitate their customers’ application migrations to hybrid cloud environments.” Gregory Leake Director, Product Marketing Microsoft “As a reliable and effective government contractor we are continually enhancing and improving our applications, making it essential for customer satisfaction that users are on the latest versions of our products. We have to provide reliability and quality under pressure for our customers. In these efforts InstallShield continues to differentiate itself from other installation solutions through innovative enhancements that help create stronger connections between our software and our customers.” Aysen Bankeroglu Principal Configuration Management Engineer REI Systems Next Step: For a more detailed feature list and to begin a free trial, visit www.flexerasoftware.com/installshield or call Flexera Software today!
    • Copyright © 2013 Flexera Software LLC. All other brand and product names mentioned herein may be the trademarks and registered trademarks of their respective owners. IS13_DS_May13 Flexera Software LLC 1000 East Woodfield Road, Suite 400 Schaumburg, IL 60173 USA Schaumburg (Global Headquarters): +1 800-809-5659 United Kingdom (Europe, Middle East Headquarters): +44 870-871-1111 +44 870-873-6300 Australia (Asia, Pacific Headquarters): +61 3-9895-2000 For more office locations visit: www.flexerasoftware.com Flexera Software: Industry Leader in Installation Solutions Flexera Software’s InstallShield – the industry’s global de facto standard for Windows installations for over 20 years – continues to innovate with a world-class installation solution that supports the installation authoring, building and bundling requirements of today’s traditional and decentralized agile development teams. About Flexera Software Flexera Software is the leading provider of strategic solutions for Application Usage Management; solutions delivering continuous license compliance, optimized usage and maximized value to application producers and enterprises. Flexera Software is trusted by more than 80,000 customers that depend on our comprehensive solutions- from installation and licensing, entitlement and compliance management to application readiness and software license optimization - to strategically manage application usage and achieve breakthrough results realized only through the systems-level approach we provide. For more information, please go to: www.flexerasoftware.com