InstallShield 2014 released

InstallShield 2014 released
New version simplifies complex web/server application installations.


Feature Release

May 20, 2014 - 0:00
InstallShield 2014 released
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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 2014

  • Design DPI-Aware Installations (Express, Professional and Premier Editions) - All InstallShield project types are now DPI-aware, ensuring an optimized user experience when your customers install software on high-DPI devices.
  • Deploy to Microsoft Azure SQL Databases (Premier and Professional Editions) - Support hybrid cloud scenarios by deploying database scripts directly to Microsoft Azure SQL databases.
  • Check for Updates and Patches at Install Time (Professional and Premier Editions) - Automatically check for updates at install time and enable customers to check for updates from a Suite installation's maintenance mode.
  • Upgrade Multi-instance Installations (Professional and Premier Editions) - 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 (Premier Edition) - 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 Microsoft Hyper-V®.
  • Install Web Applications to Microsoft Azure and Microsoft IIS using Microsoft Web Deploy (Premier Edition) - Advanced UI installations give your customers the flexibility to deploy web applications to their choice of infrastructure including local machines, remote servers in the data center or Microsoft Azure in the cloud.

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