Flexera Software released a service pack for InstallShield 2012 Spring to bring it up to date for the release versions of Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Visual Studio 2012 and .NET Framework 4.5. It also includes some support for AppX Packages, the new package format that is used for Windows Store Apps. While InstallShield can’t create .appx packages (because Visual Studio does that), the Premier Edition can now side-load AppX packages from Suite/Advanced UI projects without using the Windows Store, and you can build conditions that check for the existence of an AppX package.
The service pack also includes prerequisites for the .NET Framework 4.5 (full and web) and for the Visual C++ 2012 Redistributables (x86 and x64).
An updated version of the Stand-Alone Build engine is also available from the Download and Licensing Center.
Note that projects that you open in the SP1 version will be converted and can no longer be opened in InstallShield 2012 Spring without service pack, so make sure you update all your InstallShield machines.
The service pack and release notes are available from Flexera Software knowledge base article Q208466.
P.S.: If you are still using InstallShield 2010 you can only update to the latest version until end of September.
InstallShield can be purchased from the InstallSite Shop at http://www.installsite.biz/installshield.htm
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