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Support for Win32 and .NET Applications in the Windows Store in Windows 10

April 30th, 2015 by and tagged , ,

Yesterday Microsoft’s developer conference Build 2015 started and among the announcements in the keynote was the “Universal Windows Platform”. This not only includes bridges to re-use existing Android and iOS code for Windows 10 and to enable apps built from web sites, but also “real” integration of Win32 and .NET applications in the Windows Store. […]

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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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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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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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Wise Package Studio officially retired

November 14th, 2011 by and tagged , , ,

Last week, Symantec officially announced the end of life of Wise Package Studio, confirming what was already discussed in October. It will be replaced by its former rival product, AdminStudio, from Flexera Software. Here’s the official announcement: http://www.symantec.com/business/theme.jsp?themeid=wise-package-studio-migration For more details, see also my blog article of October 6.

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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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