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Metro vs. MSI – Windows 8 for Setup Developers, Part 1

April 24th, 2012 by and tagged , , ,

Windows 8 is approaching, a “Release Preview” is coming in the first week of June, according to an announcement today. Therefore I plan to write some blog posts, looking at various aspects of Windows 8 from a setup developer’s perspective. In this first post I’m discussing AppX vs. MSI, Windows 8 introduces a new application […]

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InstallShield Special Offers / New Version and Price Increase imminent

April 5th, 2012 by and tagged ,

Two InstallShield special offers are currently available for a limited time: Owners of end-of-life InstallShield versions can buy InstallShield 2012 at upgrade price if they also buy a maintenance plan. All InstallShield maintenance bundles (new and upgrades) are currently offered with a 10% discount. These offers end May 9, 2012. On May 10, a new […]

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Visual Studio Installer projects no longer supported in Visual Studio 11, replaced by InstallShield LE

April 5th, 2012 by and tagged ,

In the new beta version of Visual Studio 11 you can’t open .vdproj files anymore. This project type was for Visual Studio Installer projects in the Setup & Deployment category, used to create Windows Installer (MSI) setups for your applications. The current version, Visual Studio 2010, already includes a free limited edition of InstallShield to […]

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