InstallShield 2011 integrates with TFS

2011 release features Microsoft Team Foundation Server integration and supports installation of 64-bit applications.
August 18, 2010 - 0:00
Feature Release

InstallShield 2011 allows you to create flexible installations quickly and easily across all Windows operating systems. With InstallShield 2011, first-time developers find it easy to create installations, while power users find its depth and flexibility perfect for developing complex software installations. InstallShield 2011 supports the latest technologies, including Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows Installer 5 (MSI 5). It also supports Microsoft's latest products, including Visual Studio 2010, .NET Framework 4, MSBuild, and DirectX 9.0c. With InstallShield 2011 Premier you can expand installations to servers and Web services, including IIS 7.0, Oracle, MySQL, SQL Server 2008 SP1, and Windows Server 2008 R2. It also targets mobile devices with support for Windows Mobile 6.x, Windows Embedded CE 6.x, SQL Server Compact Edition 3.5 SP1, and PalmOS 3.5 and later. InstallShield 2011 Premier includes trialware functionality and you can also easily localize your installation using InstallShield 2011 Premier's multilingual support - create installations for 35 runtime languages from one installation project.

The following editions are available:

Updates in 2011

  • Integration with Microsoft Team Foundation Server (Express, Professional and Premier)
    InstallShield 2011 now integrates with Microsoft Team Foundation Server. Now customers can use the familiar Visual Studio IDE to effectively manage their Visual Studio and InstallShield projects in a single environment. It allows customers to do continuous product and installation builds with minimum effort.
  • .NET Framework 4 Prerequisites (Express, Professional and Premier)
    InstallShield 2011 supports Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4, including the new .NET Framework 4 prerequisites that enable installations to check for and install required applications and components during runtime.
  • Predefined System Searches (Express, Professional and Premier)
    Have installers check if.NET Framework 4.0, SQL Server 2008 Express SP1, and Adobe Reader 9 are installed on a target system.
  • Superior Support for Installing 64-Bit Applications (Professional and Premier
    InstallShield 2011 has enhanced functionality to author and support installation projects for 64-bit applications.
  • New InstallScript Unicode Support (Professional and Premier)
    InstallShield 2011 supports building Unicode InstallScript and InstallScript MSI installations, so installations will correctly display text in multiple languages regardless of the language on the target PC.
  • Script Editor (Professional and Premier)
    Spend less time typing code and avoid code error with new auto-completion functionality.
  • Expiring Setup Launchers (Professional and Premier)
    Prevent your end users from installing outdated versions of your applications.
  • Build Events (Premier)
    Eliminate the need to manage external script files by integrating new pre- and post-build events with your InstallShield build process.

About Flexera Software

Flexera Software, the maker of InstallShield, is fully dedicated to powering the business of software for our customers. For over 25 years, Flexera's solutions have helped software and hardware producers and their customers maximize revenue, cut costs, and eliminate manual processes. Flexera Software provides solutions that power the business of software. By simplifying the business relationship between software/hardware producers and their customers, Flexera solutions have a 25-year history of maximizing the value of the software that the world develops and uses.

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