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The Future of Windows Installer (MSI) in the Light of Windows 10 and the Universal Windows Platform

May 3rd, 2015 by and tagged , , ,

“AppX is now our deployment model. MSI isn’t going to go away, but we want you to move to AppX. We’re investing all of our efforts into making AppX the ultimate installer across the Windows ecosystem.” The above is a quote from a session that took place during Microsoft’s Build 2015 event, here’s the recording: […]

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InstallShield 2014 available

June 26th, 2014 by and tagged , , ,

Flexera Software released a new version of their installation authoring tool, InstallShield 2014. This PDF document summarizes the new features: http://media.flexerasoftware.com/documents/Datasheet-IS2014-Compare-Versions.pdf . For more details see the release notes for InstallShield 2014 Premier and Professional, or in a separate document for Express. Notice for owners of InstallShield 2012*: Update pricing from this version ends on 31st […]

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InstallShield 2013 Released

June 6th, 2013 by and tagged , , , ,

Flexera Software released a new version of their setup authoring tool, InstallShield 2013. Improvements in the new version include: Ability to create pure 64 bit msi setups. All customs actions that are included with InstallShield are now available in 64 bit (not included in Express edition). Windows 8 improvements like Start screen icon pinning options […]

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InstallShield 2012 Spring released

May 11th, 2012 by and tagged , , , ,

Yesterday, Flexera Software released a new version of InstallShield, called “InstallShield 2012 Spring”. New features include Microsoft SQL Azure™ database scripting capabilities, automatic update check during installation, new end user interface option for the Professional edition and an improved wizard page editor for Premier and Professional. Also included is pre-release support for Microsoft® Windows® 8, […]

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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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Program Install and Uninstall Troubleshooter (with screenshots)

November 25th, 2011 by and tagged , ,

Microsoft has published a new tool to help end users fix setup related issues such as programs that can’t be installed or uninstalled. It replaces the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility (MSICUU) which had been withdrawn in June 2010. Unlike MSICUU, the new tool actually tries to fix issues with the Windows Installer registry. If that […]

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Symantec discontinues Wise Package Studio, replaces it with AdminStudio from Flexera Software

October 6th, 2011 by and tagged , , , , ,

According to various sources, Symantec Corp. yesterday announced the end of life of the Wise Package Studio product during their Symantec Vision conference in Barcelona. It will be replaced by a special edition of AdminStudio from Flexera Software, which used to be Wise Package Studio’s main competitor for many years. Only the Wise Script Editor […]

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InstallShield 2012 released, End of Life for InstallShield 2009 announced, Upgrade Promotions available

August 24th, 2011 by and tagged , , ,

On August 23, 2011, Flexera Software released a new version of their setup authoring product, InstallShield 2012. It includes many improvements and several significant new features. Some of the new features are only available in the Premier edition, increasing the value of this highest tier, but not its price. In general, the pricing for all […]

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