How the World Installs Software on Microsoft Windows If your software targets Windows, InstallShield?® is your solution. It makes it easy to author reliable Windows Installer (MSI) and InstallScript installations for Windows platforms, including Vista?„?, keeping your customers happy and your support costs down. According to IBM, 28% of application failures are related to installation and configuration errors. These errors, often caused by homegrown or out-of-date setups, can significantly increase your support costs while frustrating customers. InstallShield is the industry standard for Windows installations. Deployed on over 500 million desktops worldwide, InstallShield technology lets you author high-quality installations for Windows and extend them to configure database servers, Web services, mobile devices, and more. InstallShield is available in three editions: Premier, Professional, and Express. Its IDE is also available in three languages: English, German, and Japanese. Optimize your installations for Windows Vista - InstallShield has the capabilities to easily create Vista Logo Certified setups, including support for the Restart Manager, UAC, Vista validation testing, the beta of Windows Installer 4.5, and more. Stay current with support for the latest Microsoft technologies - Includes support for .NET Framework 3.5, Visual Studio 2008, IIS 7.0, SQL Server 2005, Windows Server 2008, and Direct X 9.0c. - Target mobile devices with support for Windows Mobile 6.x, Windows Embedded CE 6.x, and PalmOS 3.5 and later. Reduce development time - InstallShield??™s powerful IDE, automated wizards, templates, and pre-built objects save you significant time. - The Project Assistant walks you step-by-step through the setup creation process, helping you avoid errors. - The InstallShield Best Practices Validation Suite helps you avoid issues that can cause lengthy delays. - One InstallShield setup can present text in up to 35 languages, no manual translation needed.
Earn extra revenue with Value-Added Services - Generate new revenue streams with Value-Added Services, such as the opportunity to include an optional search engine toolbar with installations. Using InstallShield Professional Edition, developers can: - Reduce development time ??” Quickly and easily build your installations by moving pieces of an existing project (dialogs, custom actions, or features) to another installation project; create and manage re-usable project outlines so you don't have to start your installations from scratch - Easily customize your installations ??” Modify the layout of existing end-user dialogs or create new ones for each language your installation supports; manage multiple product versions, allowing specific features to be included in a release via user-defined flags; and much more - Better control your installations with InstallScript ??” Add InstallScript custom actions to your MSI projects or create InstallScript projects that control your entire installation - Get advanced support for latest technologies ??” Windows Vista, .NET Framework 3.5, IIS 7.0, SQL Server 2005, Windows Server 2008, Direct X 9.0c, Windows Mobile platforms, and more; edit XML files; and add 64-bit support to your installations - Validate your installations for Windows Vista - Easily test your installations for Windows Vista compatibility - Applying for Windows Vista certification? Save time and money by validating full projects and merge modules to ensure compliance with extensive "Certified for Windows Vista" program guidelines before you apply InstallShield Premier Edition gives you all the capabilities of our Profession Edition, plus tons of exclusive functionality, including: - Avoid common installation issues??”Validators in the InstallShield Best Practices Validation Suite alert you if your installation violates any best practices guidelines - Maintain a clean build system??”With the stand alone build engine, you can use only the part of InstallShield that compiles installations - Improve your end user's experience - with refreshed end-user dialog designs - Easily convert legacy installations into MSI packages??”with InstallShield Repackager - Localize your installation??”InstallShield's multilingual support lets you create installations for 35 runtime languages from one installation project - Quickly roll out new installations??”With network repositories, it's now easy to build a repository of common elements that multiple installation authors can access and reuse in projects - Create trial versions without modifying code??”With the try-and-die type of trialware's simple configuration changes, you can easily offer potential customers a fully functional trial version of your product (After the predetermined trial limit has been reached on an end user's machine, the trial version automatically expires.) - Save time with four InstallShield MSI Tools??”Four new InstallShield MSI tools save you time and effort by providing a rich UI for common troubleshooting tasks - Add revenue opportunities to installs??“ With Value-Added Services such as the opportunity to deploy a search engine with installations, earn additional revenue for your organization - Maximize team efficiencies??”With support for InstallShield Collaboration, a plug-in for the Visual Studio development environment InstallShield Premier Edition is available as either a node-locked or concurrent license.