Why Software Developers Trust InstallShield
InstallShield is the world’s most popular
software installation solution for Windows. The InstallShield name has
become synonymous with Windows Installer (MSI) installations, and its
technology is deployed by over 71,000 customers on more than 500 million
Why do so many software developers trust
InstallShield? Here are a few of the reasons:
Over 20 Years of Installation Experience
InstallShield has been a
pioneer in Windows installations for over 20 years. When you choose
InstallShield, you know you’re getting a proven tool that has stood – and
will continue to stand – the test of time.
Partnerships with the World’s Software
Flexera Software, the maker of
InstallShield, is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and Visual Studio
Industry Partner and works closely with Microsoft during product forecasting
and beta programs, which provides us access to their latest technologies. We
also have partnerships with over a dozen other software producers, including
HP, IBM, Novell, Sun, and VMware.
The Most Award-Winning Installation Solution
Year after year, InstallShield
continues to be recognized by software and setup authors, resellers, and
other experts in the space as the world’s best software installation
solution. Some awards include Best .NET Build Tool/Installer by .NET
Developer’s Journal, Visual Studio Magazine's Readers Choice Award, Code
Project Members Choice Award, and Java Pro Magazine's Readers Choice Award
for Best Installation Tool.
Because First Impressions Matter
The software installation is
the first impression customers will have of an application. InstallShield
makes it easy to create professional Windows software installations that
match a product’s branding and install reliably every time, giving that
software a superior first impression.
Microsoft’s Recommended Installation
Solution for Visual Studio 2010
If you develop applications
with Visual Studio, InstallShield is your solution for building
installations. It’s no surprise that Microsoft recommends their Visual
Studio customers standardize on InstallShield. InstallShield has
unparalleled support for Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4, as well as
new integration with Microsoft Team Foundation Server.
Superior Windows 7 Support
InstallShield has all the
tools developers need to build reliable installations for Windows 7,
including support for MSI 5 and 64-bit applications. If you need to create
Windows 7 Logo Certified installations, InstallShield makes it easy.
Support for the Latest Microsoft
Technologies and Mobile Devices
As a Microsoft Gold Certified
Partner, we are better equipped to support the latest versions of IIS, SQL
Server, Windows Server, and more. And if you target mobile devices such as
PDAs and smartphones, InstallShield supports the latest versions of Windows
Mobile and PalmOS.
Time-Saving Tools Make Developers Lives Much
With InstallShield, what once
took developers days to do now takes only a few minutes. With the extensive
installation development options, developers can leverage time-saving
capabilities such as the powerful IDE, automated wizards, and templates to
help meet tight deadlines.
The Preferred Choice for Targeting
If you market your Windows
applications to large enterprise customers, InstallShield is the tool for
you. InstallShield supports the latest version of Windows Installer (MSI),
the format preferred by many enterprises. InstallShield makes it easy to
build installations for 64-bit applications, which more and more enterprises
are running. Plus InstallShield makes it easy to edit MSIs, MSPs, and MSTs
through an intuitive interface, and patches and updates are simple to
create. And InstallShield is also the only MSI installation solution to
support Microsoft App-V if you have enterprise clients moving their
environments to application virtualization.
Multilingual Support for a Global Market
Software is a global business,
and InstallShield’s language support makes it easy for developers to target
customers around the world. First, the InstallShield IDE is localized into
English and Japanese, so setup authors can interact with InstallShield in
their native language. Second, InstallShield lets them build one
installation that can present standard dialog text in up to 35 languages –
no manual translation needed.
Editions and Licensing Options to Fit Your
InstallShield is available in
three editions: Premier, Professional, and Express in both English and
Japanese. It also is available for purchase as either a node-locked or