InstallShield 2013 Simplifies Server Installations

InstallShield 2013 Simplifies Server Installations
Use multi-tier templates to deploy Web/Server applications as a single cloud-ready package.


Feature Release

June 05, 2013 - 0:00
InstallShield 2013 Simplifies Server Installations
Creating Trialware using InstallShield 2013 Premier.

InstallShield allows you to create flexible installations quickly and easily across all Windows operating systems. First-time developers find it easy to create installations, while power users find its depth and flexibility perfect for developing complex software installations. 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 mobile applications.

The following editions are available:

Updates in 2013

  • Desktop Virtualization - Build both physical installations and virtual application packages from the same build process (included with Premier Edition).
  • Enterprise Virtualization Technologies - Ensure your software is compatible with Microsoft App-V 5.0, VMware ThinApp and Citrix XenApp.
  • Simplify Installations of Complex Web/Server Applications - Automate installing roles and features, run PowerShell scripts, and use multi-tier templates to deploy Web/Server applications as a single cloud-ready package.
  • Microsoft Best Practices - Validate installations against Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 best practices from Microsoft.
  • Windows 8 Start Screen - Define which application shortcuts get pinned to the Windows 8 Start Screen.
  • New Wizard Design - Deliver modern install experiences with new Wizard design capabilities.
  • 64-bit installers - Create pure 64-bit installations that use 64-bit custom actions.

InstallShield 2011 Users Please Note - InstallShield 2011 will become "end of life" on June 30th, 2013. After this date, there will no longer be an upgrade path from InstallShield 2011 to InstallShield 2013. Please contact us for more information and to upgrade.

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