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InstallShield 2014 Express

by Flexera Software - Product Type: Application

Quick and easy installations that support today's technologies. InstallShield Express is easy to use and shields setup authors from installation complexities of building a setup. With InstallShield Express you can rapidly build, test and implement Windows and mobile device installations in record time without any training. InstallShield Express keeps setup authors up to date with support for the latest technologies and industry standards, including Windows 8, Windows Installer 5 (MSI 5), .NET support. InstallShield Express is a cost-effective solution that will fit into any budget, making it possible for everyone to create professional looking Windows or mobile device installations.

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InstallShield 2014 Express

Add to Cart $ 645.76 1 User License (per User, per Machine) Delivered via Download
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InstallShield 2014 Express with Silver Maintenance

Includes all Updates/Upgrades for 12 months + Unlimited Web Based Support Requests + Unlimited Telephone Support

Add to Cart $ 894.51 1 User License (per User, per Machine) with Silver Annual Maintenance Delivered via Download
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InstallShield 2014 Express Upgrade

Add to Cart $ 317.40 1 User License (per User, per Machine) Upgrade from InstallShield Express 2012 Spring or 2013 Delivered via Download
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InstallShield 2014 Express Upgrade with Silver Maintenance

Includes all Updates/Upgrades for 12 months + Unlimited Web Based Support Requests + Unlimited Telephone Support

Add to Cart $ 596.01 1 User License (per User, per Machine) with Silver Annual Maintenance Upgrade from InstallShield Express 2012 Spring or 2013 Delivered via Download
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InstallShield Express Maintenance Renewals

Add to Cart $ 198.01 1 Bronze Annual Maintenance Renewal License (includes Subscription and Support) Delivered via Download + Email
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Add to Cart $ 347.26 1 Silver Annual Maintenance Renewal License (includes Subscription and Support) Delivered via Download + Email
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What’s new in InstallShield 2014?

Simplify Installations of Complex Web/Server Applications

  • Install web applications to Microsoft Azure and Microsoft IIS using Microsoft Web Deploy (Premier Edition). With support for Microsoft Web Deploy, Suite/Advanced UI installations give your customers the flexibility to deploy web applications to their choice of infrastructure local machines, remote servers in the data center or Microsoft Azure in the cloud.
  • Deploy to Microsoft Azure SQL Databases [Enhanced] (Premier and Professional Editions) - Install databases to the cloud and support hybrid cloud scenarios by deploying database scripts directly to Microsoft Azure SQL databases.

Enhanced Support for Modern Displays and User Interfaces

  • Design DPI-Aware Installations (Express, Professional and Premier Editions) - All InstallShield project types are now DPI-aware, ensuring an optimized user experience when your customers install software on high-DPI devices.

Support Accelerated Release Cycles

  • Check for Updates and Patches at Install Time and from Maintenance Mode [Enhanced] (Professional and Premier Editions) - Automatically check for updates at install time and enable customers to check for updates from a Suite installation's maintenance mode.
  • Upgrade Multi-instance Installations (Professional and Premier Editions) - Develop upgrades that can detect the presence of multiple instances of a product on target systems, providing end-users with options to select the instance to upgrade. Now supports both major and minor upgrades.

Improve Developer Productivity

  • Provision Virtual Machines from the InstallShield IDE for Testing Installations (Premier Edition) - Reduce testing time and eliminate manual steps by automatically provisioning virtual machines: choose test image snapshots, power on virtual machines, and stage setups directly from the InstallShield IDE. Supports VMware® vSphere, VMware Workstation, and Microsoft Hyper-V®.

Create High-Quality Installations Quickly and Easily
InstallShield Express helps you create reliable Windows and mobile device installations, via simplified views, quick rebuild capabilities and intuitive wizards. You can rapidly build, test, and implement installations within a day and without any training.

Support for the Latest Technologies and Industry Standards
InstallShield Express keeps you up-to-date with support for the latest technology and industry standards, including Windows Installer, IIS, and more.

Support for Windows Installer
With the Express Edition, you can use the functionality found in Microsoft's Windows Installer 3.1 release to simplify your patch deployment and improve performance.

Support for IIS
Simplify the deployment of Web services with support for Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS). IIS introduces many new features that can help increase the reliability, manageability, scalability, and security of your Web application infrastructure.

Cost-Effective, High-Quality Installations
InstallShield Express provides value for setup authors with limited customization needs. It provides the most commonly required installation functionality at a fraction of the expected cost to help you better manage your installation projects and your budget.

.NET Support and Visual Studio .NET Integration
InstallShield is a setup solution for .NET software developers. You have the option of creating installations within the Visual Studio interface or using the intuitive InstallShield interface. You can also link the primary outputs of your .NET projects to your setups, scan .NET projects for file dependencies, configure .NET custom actions, and much more.


Jumpstart your installation using the Project Assistant’s simplified set of views. It quickly guides you through the installation process with no learning curve. Additional editing is enabled with a visual checklist of more detailed views dedicated to specific installation-authoring tasks.

Accelerate your installation process with built-in wizards. Quickly add an Express project to a Microsoft .NET or Smart Device project solution by simply browsing to it and letting a wizard run. Express includes project wizards for Visual Basic 6, Visual Basic .NET, C# .NET, C++ .NET, and Smart Devices. These offer a great way to kick-start your project.

The Express Edition provides the easiest route for creating installations that require redistributable technologies. You can easily select them as part of your setup, assigning them to one or more features of your application. Just visit the Live Redistributables Technology Gallery and check the items you would like to include. The redistributables view will tell you where to get these objects and merge modules, and allow for direct downloads. Over 70 redistributable technologies are already included such as, Access, BDE, Crystal Reports, DAO, MDAC, and MSDE.

Use the Compact Installer to create setups with one of the smallest overheads of any installation engine. Rapidly build installations with a very low overhead (less than 100k) that will be downloaded over the internet. Easily mark files that need to be overwritten at installation time by simply selecting the Always Overwrite function.

Easily add Web services to any installation. A single dedicated view allows you to quickly build all aspects of Internet Information Services (IIS), including creating Web sites and configuring virtual roots. With dialog text editing, you can improve your end-user’s experience by editing text, graphics, and other content in your user-interface dialogs.

Here are just some of the features available in InstallShield Express:

  • Compact Installer - For setups that will be downloaded over the internet, the Compact Installer lets you quickly deploy an installation with the smallest overhead (less than 100 KB) of any installation engine
  • Always Overwrite - Speed setup creation by marking files that will always need to be overwritten at installation time, regardless of version or modification date
  • Live Redistributable Gallery - This live gallery contains over 70 merge modules, making it extremely easy to add support for popular technologies such as Crystal Reports, Microsoft Access, and MDAC in your project. Never waste time trying to find the required files and registry entries for these technologies. When new merge modules or objects are available, they will automatically appear in the gallery as downloadable options
  • Visual Studio .NET Integration - Enjoy the convenience and familiarity of running Express completely inside the Visual Studio .NET shell or separately using its traditional IDE. Your views are integrated into the Visual Studio solution explorer and each view is presented as a workspace tab
  • Mobile Device Support - Easily create installations for mobile devices and expand your deployment to all Window CE platforms, including PocketPC 2003 and Smartphone 2003, and all Palm handheld devices


Maintenance Plans
In addition to the resources of the support Web site, you are offered a number of maintenance plans that are fine-tuned to meet your specific needs. Each maintenance plan is per licensed user and allows you to submit unlimited support requests for 12 months.

The Yearly Bronze Maintenance Plan includes:

  • All available paid upgrades to your product, guaranteed for twelve months from purchase date
  • Protection against price increases for the duration of your plan
  • Renewal notices sent automatically, to insure your plan against expiration
  • A Maintenance Plan Card detailing all benefits and plan specifics
  • 24 x 7 access to Knowledge Base
  • 24 x 7 access to product Web Communities
  • Sample Code, Sample Projects, and White Papers
  • Technical Webinars / Online Product Demonstrations
  • Unlimited Web-based requests using eService
  • Hours of operations - Designated Time Zone

In addition the Silver Maintenance Plan includes:

  • Unlimited telephone support requests
  • Initial Response Time 16 Business Hours

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