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What’s New in Windows Installer on Windows 8

September 23rd, 2012 by and tagged ,

Here’s a quick summary what’s new in the MSI engine that comes with Windows 8. What’s new in MSI 5 on Windows 8 According to the documentation: nothing My own findings so far: Windows Installer runtime version – as indicated by the file version of msi.dll – is 5.0.9200.16384 VersionNT = 602 (so similar to […]

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Advanced Installer 9.5 includes Windows 8 Style Dialog Theme

September 18th, 2012 by and tagged ,

On September 10th, 2012 Caphyon Ltd. announced the release of Advanced Installer 9.5 in Freeware, Professional, For Java, Enterprise and Architect editions. The 9.5 release includes many enhancements (see the release notes), but what really caught my eye is a new group of dialog themes that use the “Windows Store App” style: The theme is […]

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Service Pack 1 for InstallShield 2012 Spring available

September 13th, 2012 by and tagged ,

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 […]

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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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